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Walks in and around Hexham, Northumberland

Walks in and Around Hexham

Short walks, easy walks, hiking, Hadrian's Wall walks, ...

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Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

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Walks in and around Hexham

Stroll along cobbled streets and enjoy the atmosphere of the vibrant market place, take guided tours (see below) of the town or walk further afield in the beautiful surrounding countryside or along the Roman Wall.


Guided Walks

Visit Hexham and walk in and around Hexham and enjoy free guided walk to discover the history of the townTHE MAYOR OF HEXHAM'S GUILD OF GUIDES - Hexham

Explore the fascinating history of Hexham on our free guided walks every Sunday and Tuesday throughout the summer months. Walks can be arranged at other times for a small fee.

Contact: Tourist Information Centre 01670 620450 for further details.

Visit Hexham and walk in and around Hexham with a tour guide LAURA RHODES - BLUE BADGE TOURIST GUIDE

A friendly and professional guide providing tourist guiding services for groups and individuals. Guided tours are available for groups of any size, for town and countryside. Walking tours for smaller groups for Hexham, Hadrian's wall, Newcastle/Gateshead and Durham areas.

07758 077818    Website    Email

Visit Hexham and get Hands-on-Latin HANDS-ON-LATIN - 21 miles

Run by Catherine Jarvis “Hadriana”, experienced linguist, guide, ‘Minimus - the Latin Mouse’ teacher. Hands-on-Latin offers a range of fun-filled guided tours, language courses, learn how to read Roman inscriptions and history courses.

01697 747972    07759 020885  Four Wynds, Longbyre, Greenhead, Northumberland    
CA8 7HN   Website



Other Walks

Discover Hexham's Hidden History Booklet front cover There is a full colour informative 'Discover Hexham's Hidden History' booklet, with maps, detailing 3 circular walks around the town's historic heart - details below.

The walks take you on a fascinating journey through the town’s long and colourful history and help you enjoy all that Hexham has to offer today!

The routes are easy to follow and suitable for everyone. Where there are steps, an alternative route is provided.

You can view and download the booklet here (3.6MB PDF*) or alternatively contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01434 652220 or email for a large print version. This is a colour booklet and could use a lot of ink if printed in full.

NB: Please read the walks section of our Terms and Condition.

*NB - to view or download the PDF you may require Adobe Reader software. It's free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website

Walk One - A Medieval Meander

A short 30 to 40 minute walk around the historic heart of the town, following in the footsteps of canons and market traders. Approx 3⁄4 km (1⁄2 mile).

Walk Two: The Apple Amble

An alternative view of ‘Hexham on the Hill’ and reveals how life has changed here in the last hundred years. Approx 11⁄2 km (1 mile). Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Walk Three: The Society Circuit

The longest of the 3 walks and takes you behind the town’s great Victorian buildings to catch a glimpse (and a smell!) of working life for Hexham’s ordinary folk in the past. Approx 21⁄2 km (11⁄2 miles). Allow 1 to 11⁄2 hours.

Hadrian’s Wall Path - 5 miles from Hexham

The 84 mile National Trail takes walkers along the riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale, passing 5 miles north of Hexham through the village of Wall, and on to the grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill escarpment. It then gradually descends to the rich pastures of Cumbria and finally the salt marsh of the Solway Estuary.

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Isaac's Tea Trail Heritage Walk - 10 miles from Hexham

A 36 mile circular walk 20 minutes from Hexham at Allendale and follows in the footsteps of the Victorian tea seller Isaac Holden over the North Pennines.

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Countryside Walks Around Hexham

Discover the delights of the following 3 walks - with thanks to Terry Dixon, the author of these guides. *NB - to view or download the PDF you may require Adobe Reader software. It's free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website


The Tyne Green Trail

This easy going circular walk, of approximately 4.5 miles, is on level ground throughout. It follows the course of the River Tyne between Hexham Bridge and the turning point just past Watersmeet - download walk guide (PDF*).


Hexham Abbey to the Racecourse Road

This is a pleasant 3 mile walk from the centre of town, near the Abbey, alongside Wydon Burn on generally good paths up to the Racecourse Road. One steep section is repaid with splendid views - download walk guide (PDF*).


Rowley Burn and Devil's Water

This little gem is hidden away in the Shire. Starting 5 miles south of Hexham, it wanders for 4 miles between the Rowley Burn and the Devil’s Water, taking in the hamlets of Whitley Chapel and Juniper - download walk guide (PDF*).


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