01 Jul Walk to Wooler from Homildon Cottage via St Cuthbert’s Way
Follow St Cuthbert’s Way to Wooler on a walk that mixes a little bit of everything: hills, fields and woods.
- Start: Homildon Cottage
- Finish: Wooler
- Time: 1 hour
- Distance: 2.75 miles
If you fancy a more leisurely stroll than the direct route to Wooler – perhaps before stopping for lunch at one of the local hostelries – there is a pleasant, varied walk taking around 1 hour.
Turn right out of the drive. Heading up the lane from the house, you first ascend gently past farmland before reaching the overturned van. Just beyond this, turn left joining St Cuthbert’s Way. This leads you across grassy fields before entering a wood. Keep following the Way to emerge at Wooler Common. Bear right to walk through the small car park here, turning right on to the single track road at its exit.
There is just a short stretch of tarmac before you follow St Cuthbert’s Way to the left away from the road, first upward and then onto an open expanse. Soon you must make a sharp turn left back toward Wooler. Aim for the corner of the another woods.
The path rises a short way through this wood before emerging with some well defined mounds of a fort to the right. It then descends, turning left to come out onto a track by a house. Follow this to arrive on one of the streets above Wooler, turning right for the centre. A short stroll past well manicured gardens and Ramsay’s Lane deposits you conveniently at Market Place.
To view the route on an interactive map, visit OS Maps:
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If you prefer a paper map, the best choice is the The Cheviot Hills, Jedburgh & Wooler (OS Explorer OL16). Alternatively if you prefer the Landranger maps, the sheet needed is Berwick-upon-Tweed (OS Landranger Map 75)