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Hillfort Round


42 km / 26 miles
This upland walk over rough terrain involving some 6,000ft of ascent visits thirteen Iron Age Hillforts in the Cheviot Hills to the north of the Cheviot. Good navigation skills are required for this LDWA Anytime Challenge. An alternative route from Wooler, adding some 2 miles, is described. Background on the hillforts along with a route description is available as a download.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Very Challenging
Start and Finish: NT893280 - Hethpool, Northumberland View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 74, 75
OS Landranger Active 74, 75
OS Explorer 16, 339
OS Explorer Active 16, 339

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
2 km
11 km
Hostel Accommodation
4 km
29 km
Bunk House
4 km
29 km
Bunk House
3 km
38 km

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Scotland's Great Trails
Other Paths


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MemoryMap Route File
Route Description (pdf)
Tracklogs Route File

Route Profile:

41.3 km (25.7 miles)
1,821 m (5,974 ft) ascent
356 m (1,168 ft)  maximum height

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