Humbleton Hill – May 2021


Date: Saturday 1st May 2021
Start time: 10:00 am
Distance: 5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate with hills

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Humbleton Hill

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Humbleton Hill is right next to Wooler and is only a short walk away from Wooler Common.  On a clear day you get spectacular panoramic views of North Northumberland from the top.  You can see Wooler Town from above, the coast around Bamburgh and into the Scottish Borders.


Hills: General - AscentKey2-98x27 Medium hills
Distance: General - DistanceKey1-98x27 Medium distance
Grade: General - GradeKey1-98x27 Moderate with hills
Map: General - OL16-Front-Map-thumb
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The start

We will start in Wooler Common Car Park for our walk.  There’s no getting away from the fact that Humbleton Hill is a hill and we start with a hill.  This short but steep climb gets us onto the Common proper, just under Brown’s Law.

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The approach

From Wooler Common we will follow St Cuthbert’s Way to a farm track heading downhill.  At the bottom of this path we go through a gate and along the base of Humbleton Hill, gradually climbing up around the hill itself.

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The top – Humbleton Hill

On the West side of the hill we will climb steeply up to the top and then take some time to enjoy the views.

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Returning to Wooler

We will return to Wooler via St Cuthbert’s Way.  This crosses Wooler Common and then descends into the town.

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This is a short but very rewarding walk into the Cheviots and a good introduction to the beauty and isolation of this area.

Hope to see you there.

Julie and Martin x

Gallery – Humbleton Hill

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This shows the start location for this walk.

Nearest postcode: NE71 6RL
OS Grid Reference: NT 97681 27254

Parking: Wooler Common car park (take the road next to The Terrace Café)

Toilets: Available at Wooler Bus Station