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Guided Walk - The Upper Coquet Valley and its history

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Climb from the Coquet Valley into the surrounding hills and discover the history of this wild and remote area

This circular walk starts from the car park at Wedder Leap in the upper Coquet Valley, about 6 miles north west from Alwinton. We head north from Barrowburn and climb steadily up Barrow Law to Murder Cleugh, the site of a dreadful murder in 1610.

We then travel south to Middle Hill and back to the car park. Our walk provides outstanding views towards the border fence and over the Cheviot Hills. The area has much to offer of historical interest.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside and enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.

Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.

Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Whilst well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, please take note of any specific instructions by the walk leader and the concerns of others. If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 4.5 miles

Category: Moderate - medium length walks of 5-16km (3-10 miles) on hilly ground with rising and falling levels. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Wedder Leap - National Park Car Park

Directions: From Rothbury take the B6381 west through Thropton. At 'Flotterton' take the right signed 'Alwinton'. Go through Alwinton and continue along the single track road for approx 6 miles. The car park is on the left before Barrowburn.

OS Grid Ref: NT 866 103

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

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