Morpeth and Bothal


Date: 8th June 2019
Start time: 10 am
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate (Distance)

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Morpeth and Bothal Linear Walk

The walk between Morpeth and Bothal is along the River Wansbeck.  To get there we initially wander through the pretty woodland North of the road before crossing it and heading into the river valley.

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The river valley is wooded and peaceful.  Even the busy road doesn’t disturb the peace down here.  All you hear is the birds, the river and wind in the trees.

The walk follows a well trodden path down river.  Soon it passes under the viaduct that carries the East Coast Mainline into Morpeth.  Along the path there are areas where we can sit down and just enjoy the river, as well as places to investigate like an old chapel and vintage graffiti that has been carved into stones.  Evidence of industry is also present in the remnants of the old mill near Bothal.

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It’s always worth a little walk up into Bothal village itself, to see the castle and take a look at the stepping stones, before returning the same way.  The views on the return leg are from the opposite perspective and just as good as before.

Julie and Martin x


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This shows the start location for this walk.

Nearest postcode: NE61 1JX
OS Grid Reference: NZ 20367 86455

Parking: The lay-by on the A197, just past Morrison’s, outside of town.  Parking is free.