Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Prayer Walks around the Diocese – Simonside

Kathryn Turner writes:

The Walk takes you through woodland with options to scramble up Simonside and / or extend the walk to see Neolithic carvings near Lordenshaw. It is a fairly strenuous walk on paths and grassland with a couple of steep climbs.

Allow three hours or more for the ‘full’ walk or even longer to allow for pause and reflection time.

The closest village is Great Tosson near Rothbury.

OS Maps Landranger 81, Explorer OL42: Reference NZ 037 997.

There are buses from Rothbury and Morpeth, but on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Newcastle and Gateshead.

More information on Simonside


Walk – Simonside