Rothbury to Primrose Wood

This route offers stunning views of the Coquet Valley around the picturesque village of Rothbury. The way consists of woodland tracks, paths through moorland heather and the old carriage ways near the Cragside estate.

Circular | 8.73km (5.42 miles) | Difficulty: Easy

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Kielder to Needs Hill

This is a route that leads through dense woodland and along lakeside paths. The terrain is mostly well maintained gravel or tarmac tracks though there is at least one point where a path needs to be followed through long grass.

Circular | 12.3km (7.64 miles) | Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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Lumley Castle

This route combines country tracks across fields, through wooded areas and along sometimes muddy riversides. It leads walkers past Lumley castle on the way from Chester-le-Street to Great Lumley, then returns via the woods on the other side of the castle. The way is mostly flat with only one large climb which is gradual and a short sharp climb later on.

Circular | 11.5km (7.18 miles) | Difficulty: Easy

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Marske to Skelton Moor

This route starts and ends in the picturesque Yorkshire village of Marske.  The walk is short with some brief steep inclines, the largest challenge along the way is the mud during the wetter seasons.  Mostly following farm tracks, the route eventually leads to some moorland paths and ends with stretches of quiet road to walk along back to the village.

Circular  | 8.31km (5.2 miles)  |  Difficulty: Easy

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Chop Gate to Cold Moor

This route consists mainly of farm and moorland tracks. Along the way walkers will be treated to great views of the Wain Stones and the Tees valley. The pathways along this route can be muddy and full of scree in the earlier sections but after the halfway point, when The Cleveland Way is reached, the tracks are either tarmacked or consist of well maintained flagstones.

Circular | 11km (6.9 miles) | Difficulty: Medium

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