River Wansbeck Walk

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7.7 km
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185 m
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River Wansbeck Walk

The River Wansbeck Walk is a beautifully scenic adventure outside of Morpeth, Northumberland that will take you along the forested banks of the river for a relaxing experience. While out walking the trail, you will follow along the winding banks of the River Wansbeck and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding woodland plant and animal life, before returning via the same route. This is a laidback route that will allow you to remove yourself from the outside world and reconnect with nature.

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Route Description for River Wansbeck Walk

For those who enjoy walking through tranquil forests or taking in the relaxing atmosphere of a riverside setting, the River Wansbeck Walk is a great option to get onto the trails and reconnect with the natural world.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will head to the north along the trail as it runs parallel to the road for a short distance, before following it east to enter into the dense cover of the forest. Here, you will quickly meet up with the River Wansbeck and follow its winding banks to the southeast.

Take some time to relax here while appreciating the natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere of the woodland riverside setting. Eventually, the trail will come to a junction with the edge of a road, signifying the terminus of the route. After a quick break, simply turn back along the trail and retrace your footsteps along the riverbank to return to the trailhead where you began the River Wansbeck Walk.

Getting to the River Wansbeck Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the River Wansbeck Walk can be found 0.5 km east of Bluebell Wood along B1337.

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  • Backcountry Campground


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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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