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Wooler to Fenwick/Beal

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Your first day takes you toward the coast, walking through forests and fields on your way to Fenwick/Beal.

easy
Distance 24.6 km
6:25 h
324 m
379 m
173 m
2 m

Wooler is the largest town in the Cheviot Hills area and was founded in the 12th century but has been a market town since the 13th century and today still has one of the most important livestock markets in northeast England. As you follow today's walk,  enjoy the pleasant mix of farmland and forest and pass through Weetwood Moor, part of which lies between the nearby hills and the coastal plain. Crossing Weetwood Bridge and near the 18th century Weetwood Hall, continue on to Fenwick.

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Author
Heleen Bosch
Update: July 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
173 m
Lowest point
2 m

Track types

Forested/wild trail 8.04%Path 10.84%Road 2.07%Unknown 79.03%
Forested/wild trail
2 km
Path
2.7 km
Road
0.5 km
Unknown
19.5 km
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Safety information

This walk covers some distance over open land with little in the way of shelter from the elements so check the forecast and speak to locals if you do decide to set out on a bad weather day.

There is a risk of ticks in the grass. Use insect repellent and check your body on arrival in Fenwick/Beal.

When walking on minor roads without pavement it is important to take good care. Although the roads and lanes can be quiet it's always best to walk on the right to face any oncoming traffic and make yourself as visible as possible.

Tips and hints

Please note: Take extra care following this route as depending on your overnight accommodation you will be staying in either Fenwick or Beal.

Beal is slightly closer to the coast and adds roughly 4.5km to your day. As a result, the next day to Holy Island is slightly shorter as you will be closer. If you would prefer a taxi transfer from Fenwick to Beal, please let us know in advance so this can be organised.

Start

Wooler Market Square (80 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NT 99152 27997
DD
55.545684, -2.014982
DMS
55°32'44.5"N 2°00'53.9"W
UTM
30U 562151 6155957
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Destination

Fenwick or Beal

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 99152 27997
DD
55.545684, -2.014982
DMS
55°32'44.5"N 2°00'53.9"W
UTM
30U 562151 6155957
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good comfortable boots or walking shoes are recommended. Whilst the terrain is not particularly difficult it can be muddy with some waterlogged stretches after heavy rain. Walking poles are an option if preferred. The British weather is changeable so waterproofs should also be carried just in case. 

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
24.6 km
Duration
6:25 h
Ascent
324 m
Descent
379 m
Highest point
173 m
Lowest point
2 m

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