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Kirk Yetholm to Wooler

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  • Border between Scotland and England
    Border between Scotland and England
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Traversing the Cheviots makes for an unjulating walk as you enjoy hilltop views and leave the Scottish Borders behind, journeying into England.

moderate
Distance 21.6 km
6:30 h
553 m
588 m
338 m
80 m

As well as crossing the border into England, today traverse the Cheviots which means negotiating some ups and downs as you travel east to Wooler. You will be walking atop the hills for much of the day and this means more great views. You will pass by Yeavering Bell, just to the left of the path. It is Northumberland’s largest hill fort covering an area of over 5 hectares and said to have been one of the tribal strongholds of the Votadini, who inhabited this area in Roman times.

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Macs Adventure
Update: July 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
338 m
Lowest point
80 m

Track types

Road 11.16%Unknown 88.83%
Road
2.4 km
Unknown
19.2 km
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Safety information

If there are any stretches of road walking and if there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is that you walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.

There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock.  Be vigilant and respectful of all animals.

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

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WSSSCW2

WSSSCW3

WSSSCW4

Start

Kirk Yetholm (115 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NT 82694 28191
DD
55.547122, -2.275822
DMS
55°32'49.6"N 2°16'33.0"W
UTM
30U 545691 6155915
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Destination

Wooler Market Square

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NT 82694 28191
DD
55.547122, -2.275822
DMS
55°32'49.6"N 2°16'33.0"W
UTM
30U 545691 6155915
w3w 
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Equipment

We recommend sturdy waterproof boots or shoes with ankle support that are well broken in at all times of the season – steep steps, exposed roots and (if wet) slippery rocks can pose a risk.

Along with your usual kit for a day walking in the elements make sure you pack an extra layer, a full set of waterproof and windproof layers along with a hat, gloves and neck scarf (e.g. a Buff) in case the weather closes in. Suncream and midge repellent spray is also a good idea for the summer months! 


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Rating

3.0
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Mary Anne Yeldham
September 03, 2019 · Community
Difficult traverse particularly at the end near Wooler. Could have stayed two nights at Kirk Yetholm. Nothing at Hethpool.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.6 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
553 m
Descent
588 m
Highest point
338 m
Lowest point
80 m

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