Wooler Common is situated in Cheviot Hills country in Northumberland National Park.
A wild and beautiful area that masks a turbulent past. Wooler and the surrounding lands endured frequent raids by marauding Scots between the fourteenth and sixteenth century and later by the border raiders or 'Reivers'. Wooler Common's recent past is less bloodthirsty.
Acquired by the Forestry Commission in 1960, the Common has a pleasant mix of maturing plantation woodland and open 'common', criss-crossed by a network of public and permissive paths. An easy access trail encircles two picturesque ponds at the heart of this mixture of mature woodland and open common.
Trails for everyone
Car Park facility with information point (unmanned) giving access to Wooler Common Easy Going Trail, St Cuthbert's Way and a network of public and permissive paths. A wheelchair suitable 'less-abled' trail with handrail and tapping boards for the visually impaired starts and finishes near the car park.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsJohn and Liz Thomson & Bella (Golden Retriever), 22/Jul/2014
Our first visit away fromt he crowded coast. So wild and beautiful we loved it and Bella was in her element. We'll visit again before we go home to Norfolk "...awfully flat..."
5 Starsvanessa & arthur hughes, 2/Jun/2014
Absolutely in awe. Love the common so much we go everyday. Magical. Thank you. What more can I say. what a wonderful place. x