Simonside Hills, Rothbury is a popular hiking trail for those that like to get out and explore. The panoramic views of the Cheviots and the Northumberland coastline is definitely worth the short but steep incline to the top. Fantastic sunrise and sun setting views, highly recommend getting up early or staying late to see these!read more
A 15 mile hike from Druridge Bay to Amble, taking in the wonderful coastal stretch, through a caravan park and into a bustling Amble. Highly recommend visiting the pods and Spurelli’s ice cream parlour!read more
Enjoy a day out in Morpeth, take the kids and let them burn some energy in this well designed and equipped park. There’s even a large outdoor pool, hire boats for the river, climbing frame and refreshments including doughnuts on site. This park is dog friendly.read more
There's nothing better then hitting the beach when the weather is warm or hot and in the North East pretty much all of the coastline is dog friendly too. This beach which is called Ross Back Sands is simply stunning and rather quiet as there is very little car...read more
I moved from Newcastle to Northumberland just over 3 years ago and I’ve never looked back. It’s easy to get fit when there are so many walks and places to visit, it also helps that the majority of pit stops are dog friendly. Woody certainly appreciated a welcome break for a glass of water and well I had an obligatory beer or glass of wine, as you do.
As an avid walker, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite walks in Northumberland. This blog post takes you to the picturesque village of Rothbury and it’s magnificent rolling landscape of Simonside.
You will find panoramic views, overlooking the the Cheviot hills and North Sea coastline. Wildlife aplenty given that it’s a special area of conservation, you may see wild goats, red grouse, curling and even some red squirrels in the forest below. There are a couple of routes you can opt to do, from a leisurely family stroll or maybe a more challenging route for hikers, I’ll leave the links below so you can view.
For my hike, I decided on parking at Lordenshaws car park (postcode: NE61 4PU). Once you exit the car park, you see the immediate route before you. A steep climb awaits, a bit taxing on the thighs but a great workout! It’s a very popular walk for hikers so I’m sure you will bump into plenty and there’s very little chance of getting lost as the route is quite easy to see and well marked. This is also a popular walk with dog walkers too. Once you reach the top, have a little break, bite to eat and enjoy the scenery.
The village of Rothbury is just 15 minutes drive from our lodges on Felmoor Park. After a long day out enjoy the relaxation of the hot tub, admire the dark skies and enjoy a glass of bubbly or two. We can accommodate groups of up to 12, have an enquiry, get in touch.
For more information on the walking trails or guided walks in Rothbury, visit the below websites.
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Thanks, Mel x