Walks from Fenton Hill Farm
There are wonderful walks on the doorstep from all of our Northumberland cottages at Fenton Hill for those wanting a gentle stroll with their dog or for the serious walker.
Routin Linn waterfall and cup and ring markings are under 2 miles from the cottages.
Goats Crag with its panoramic views is another 1 mile from Routin Linn.
Ford Moss a nature reserve managed by The Northumberland Wildlife Trust, a site of special scientific interest where a raised peat bog has been formed over the last 5000 years in a natural basin. Much of it is covered with Heather, Cotton grass and Sphagnum moss along with Sundew and Cranberry. Look out for Short Eared Owls and Skylarks amongst the wildlife in this quiet little area where a mining village once stood, but now only the chimney remains. Ford Moss is 2 miles to walk by road or about 4 miles when walking over Goats Crag.
Northumberland National Park
It is only a short 20 minute drive from Fenton Hill to the Northumberland National Park which offers some of the best hill walking in Britain with walks ranging from short leisurely strolls to more challenging hill and moor land treks.
Wooler Common has a mix of maturing plantation woodland and open 'common', criss-crossed by a network of public and permissive paths. An easy access trail encircles two picturesque ponds at the heart of this mixture of mature woodland and open common. This is suitable for wheel chairs and has information boards, seats at various stopping places and a picnic area.
The Harthope valley is a picturesque valley, especially in autumn when the bracken turns russet and gold. Alongside of the burn in the valley bottom are wide grassy areas which are an ideal place for a picnic.
The College valley is one of the most awe-inspiring valleys in the Cheviot Hills. It is a tranquil open valley which provides many walking routes including four fantastic Hillfort heritage trails to explore the rich archaeology. Many of the trails provide outstanding views and the herd of wild goats can often be seen.
Many of our guests are amazed at how few people they meet walking in the hills. Some guests have chosen Fenton Hill as a base and walk St.Cuthberts Way, the long distance route from Melrose to Lindisfarne. This works especially well for those with two cars, leaving one car where you'd like to walk to each day. A Northumberland cottage at Fenton Hill is only 30 minutes drive to the breath-taking Northumberland coast with wonderful coastal walks including St Abbs Head, Dunstanburgh Castle, Cheswick beach, Bamburgh beach and many others.