The Simonside Hills
Rothbury is one of the few locations in Northumberland where you have great walking literally on your doorstep and one of these are the Simonside Hills. The Simonside Hills are very different to the nearby Cheviots as they are heather clad. This is because they are sandstone rather than the Cheviots which have a volcanic past.
Recommended self-guided walks – Whitton Hillhead, Simonside, Lordenshaws Iron Age Hillfort.
The Cheviot Hills
The rolling hill tops of The Cheviot Hills really stand out in England as unspoilt and undiscovered. The highest point in Northumberland, The Cheviot, is 2,676 feet but there are some great options to link together some high summits to make a days walking second to none.
Recommended self-guided walks – The Cheviot and The Schil