All about the Rothbury and Coquetdale area.

Rothbury and Coquetdale, having a varied and often undiscovered landscape and provides what I think is some of the best walking in Northumberland.

From the picturesque walk along the River Coquet itself, which is especially beautiful as it flows through Thropton and Rothbury, to the wild bleak landscape of the higher ground further up the valley as it passes up through Harbottle, Alwinton, Barrowburn before reaching Chew Green at the top of the valley.

Windy Gyle up on the border ridge I personally rate as one of the best vantage points in Northumberland. It never fails to impress. The true sense of isolation is second to none.

As with many other parts of Northumberland the most asked question is 'where is everybody else?' The true sense of isolation combined with the scenery makes Coquetdale a perfect destination for the person wanting a half day stroll right up to the more serious walker wanting something a little more strenuous. It literally has something for everybody.

I hope you can come along to this walking festival in what I personally think is taking place in the best walking scenery that Northumberland has to offer!



Jon Monks, Shepherds Walks