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There are enough superb hikes in North East England to last a lifetime. This vast and sparsely populated region contains a huge variety of landscapes, from the remote hills and charming valleys of Northumberland National Park and the windswept moorland of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to the stunning Northumberland Coast AONB.


Away from the population centres of Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland, North East England is a wild and ruggedly beautiful place to explore. Northumberland National Park is home to glorious lakeside hiking and stunning night skies at Kielder Water; superb hillwalking in the Cheviots and the Simonside Hills and some of the most wonderful sections of the historic Hadrian’s Wall Path. Meanwhile, there is more excellent hillwalking in the Durham Dales region of the North Pennines AONB.


Some of the finest walks in North East England are found on the Northumberland Coast AONB, a coastline steeped in history and rich in the stunning scenery of its sweeping beaches, rolling dunes and isolated islands.

Easy
01:25
2.74 mi
Intermediate
02:15
5.24 mi
Intermediate
03:34
7.37 mi
Intermediate
02:58
6.63 mi
Intermediate
02:35
5.89 mi
Intermediate
04:41
10.3 mi
Intermediate
03:44
8.37 mi
Intermediate
01:30
2.89 mi
Intermediate
03:50
8.03 mi
Easy
01:17
2.39 mi
Intermediate
01:56
4.72 mi
Intermediate
02:42
6.19 mi
Intermediate
02:09
4.89 mi
Intermediate
04:24
9.68 mi
Easy
01:08
2.00 mi
Intermediate
03:09
7.56 mi
Intermediate
03:58
9.06 mi
Intermediate
02:42
6.39 mi
Intermediate
03:14
7.60 mi
Difficult
05:17
9.63 mi

Top 20 best walks and hikes in North East England

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    Easy
    01:25
    2.74 mi
    1.9 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:15
    5.24 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:34
    7.37 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    4
    Intermediate
    02:58
    6.63 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:35
    5.89 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Intermediate
    04:41
    10.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:44
    8.37 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Intermediate
    01:30
    2.89 mi
    1.9 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    9
    Intermediate
    03:50
    8.03 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Easy
    01:17
    2.39 mi
    1.9 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Intermediate
    01:56
    4.72 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    12
    Intermediate
    02:42
    6.19 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:09
    4.89 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    04:24
    9.68 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    15
    Easy
    01:08
    2.00 mi
    1.7 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    03:09
    7.56 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Intermediate
    03:58
    9.06 mi
    2.3 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:42
    6.39 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:14
    7.60 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Difficult
    05:17
    9.63 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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