Devil’s Water Circular Walk

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8.5 km
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218 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Devil’s Water Circular Walk is a laidback excursion in Northumberland that will take you through the countryside surrounding a winding river. While out walking the trail you will pass through serene woodlands and open agricultural fields, before making your way across the banks of Devil’s Water at several points. Walkers should take note that part of this route does follow along a fairly busy road, so be sure to exercise caution if travelling with children or dogs.

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Route Description for Devil’s Water Circular Walk

If you don’t mind a bit of road walking sprinkled in amongst your adventure through beautiful forests and open fields, then the Devil’s Water Circular Walk is a fun trail for exploring the Northumberland countryside.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will head south along B6306 for a short distance, before breaking off to the southwest through a tranquil stretch of forest. From here, you will pass by several open fields and arrive at the winding banks of Devil's Water.

After crossing over the beautiful river, you will follow its banks to the south, crossing over the water several more times before climbing uphill and crossing over the road. From here, you will pass through several small forests to the north, eventually turning left along the road to cross over West Dipton burn. Shortly after this, you will break off to the northwest and pass through the forest, crossing over Devil's Water once more before turning to the southeast along B6306 to return to the trailhead.

Getting to the Devil’s Water Circular Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the Devil’s Water Circular Walk can be found 3.7 km southeast of Hexham along B6306.

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    Older Children only

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