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Hexham

Northumberland


Slow Ways linking Hexham and Allendale Town, Blanchland, Corbridge, Haltwhistle, Knowesgate, Wark

England / Northumberland / Hexham

Hexham’s six Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Hexham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Allendale Town—Hexham
Allhex one Pioneer me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 439m Descent 252m
Haltwhistle—Hexham
Halhex one Survey me Distance 28km/18mi Ascent 493m Descent 564m
Hexham—Blanchland
Hexbla one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 386m Descent 571m
Hexham—Corbridge
Hexcor one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 127m Descent 137m
Hexham—Knowesgate
Hexkno one Pioneer me Distance 32km/20mi Ascent 641m Descent 473m
Wark—Hexham
Warhex one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 306m Descent 270m

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Collective progress

54% of Hexham’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

4/6

reviewed

1/6

surveyed

2/6

verified

12 people have contributed to Hexham’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Hexham

73km out of 122km have been walked and reviewed

235km of reviews have been shared in Hexham

Latest Updates

We walked this route by starting at Corbridge train station and followed the river out towards Hexham. This is a very pleasant walk, which passes the wonderful Dilston Physic Garden https://dilstonphysicgarden.com/. We stopped for one of their delicious herbal teas and soaked up the medicinal gardens - it is such a tranquil space, well worth a visit if you have time!...

Gemma

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We walked this route as part of our Carlisle-Newcastle journey, but we ended up splittling it over two days, walking from Haltwhistle to Haydon Bridge and then Haydon Bridge to Corbridge. Overall route was generally good and pleasant to walk, but there were a few sections on the smaller footpaths where it was quite overgrown in places. There aren't many places to stop along the way, but Haydon Bridge has a great fish and chip shop and a Co Op if you need to stock up on supplies!...

Gemma

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There are no places to stop between Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge, however the route does pass by a National Trust car park with a toilet....

Polly

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We ended up completing the section over two days, walking Haltwhistle-Haydon Bridge and then Haydon Bridge-Corbridge. The route was generally good but there are sections on the lesser used footpaths where it’s quite overgrown, especially in July. A couple of muddier sections through woodland but generally good conditions underfoot. No cafes between Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge but there is a toilet at the National Trust’s Allen Banks site, which you pass right by. At Haydon Bridge there’s a good coffee shop and fish n’ chips....

Emerald

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The Slow Ways route passes right by the entrance to this two-acre botanical garden. The remainder of the trail to Hexham was pretty straightforward walking through woodland, fields and suburb....

Emerald

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The highlight was stopping at Dilston Physic Garden, about a third of the way in, we had a delicious herbal tea and viewed the lovely medicinal gardens....

Polly

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Gradually moving uphill, we turn onto a narrow road past Plenmeller. From here, it's a tarmac drive, then more unpaved road, broken by a brief walk through a small wood, where we rejoin the road through a gate by an info board. More tarmac drive, more unpaved road, until we enter Haydon Bridge, where we now reach paving. Leaving Haydon Bridge, we take a short unpaved residential road, where we access a footpath that leads us through Gee's Wood. Under a A69 viaduct, we hit a road, but we continue ahead on another unpaved road, but we're soon on a footpath running through fields towards Elrington Wood. Past the farm, and back onto another unpaved road, passing an old railway station and fields and fields of wheat speckled with poppies for as far as the eyes can see....

Hiking Historian

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Hexham looked a lovely place with some interesting buildings, although it was a bit of a walk up from the station....

Mary Oz

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Once past the baronial mansion, the drive becomes more like a muddy farmtrack, until it transforms into an equally muddy footpath through the woods. Past the cottages, and once over the bridge, we're down some steps to a footpath running alongside the Devil's Water....

Hiking Historian

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Points of Interest on this walk apart from the views are the Dilston Physic Garden in Dilston and the remains of the Roman Bridge as you near Corbridge....

Philip Le Marquand

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As others have noted, this is a nice walk which is very easily navigable and accurately plotted. If you’re walking from Hexham, it begins with a bit of a climb (not good if you have mobility issues). Once up, it’s a steady downhill walk through woodlands and riverside into Corbridge....

Bill Vincent

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The path then goes up the other side of the valley and out on to the road which goes to Dilston College....

Andy Spencer

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Once out of Hexham (or before entering Hexham on reverse route) the route is entirely traffic free. Care is needed when the crossing of A695 at Dilston, but otherwise very easy to follow the route, and good underfoot all the way....

JDCrew

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The route goes east along the road but in a short distance there is a discreet Woodland Trust sign on the right leading to steps that take you down into Letah Wood. You can continue on a path beside the Letah Burn (could be muddy) to the car park at Newbiggin where the route is regained. Once across the footbridge over Devil's Water at Peth Foot the route follows a narrow track that climbs steeply upwards. Note that the route goes through several fields where there may be cattle...

grussell

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Definitely the best route between the two, although it might be easier navigation-wise to just follow the main Eastgate road out of town and up the hill....

Andyhoth

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Definitely the best route between the two, although it might be easier navigation-wise to just follow the main Eastgate road out of town and up the hill, until you reach Tyneview Terrace....

Andyhoth

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Hexham

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The first stretch out of the village of Wark on the B6320 is not walkable and we would advise that no routes follow any section of this road. We are looking at alternative routes but there is currently no direct route from the village of Wark to Hexham....

adavy

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Allendale Town—Hexham

Slow Ways added Allhex one, a new walk from Allendale Town to Hexham

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Haltwhistle—Hexham

Slow Ways added Halhex one, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Hexham

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Hexham—Blanchland

Slow Ways added Hexbla one, a new walk from Hexham to Blanchland

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Hexham—Corbridge

Slow Ways added Hexcor one, a new walk from Hexham to Corbridge

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Hexham—Knowesgate

Slow Ways added Hexkno one, a new walk from Hexham to Knowesgate

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Wark—Hexham

Slow Ways added Warhex one, a new walk from Wark to Hexham

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Hexham, Wed 24 July

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Hexham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NY9361464112

Lat / Lon

54.97159° / -2.10130°

Easting / Northing

393,614E / 564,112N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Hexham's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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