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    Ros Castle and Hepburn Wood Walk

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    5.5 km
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    247 m
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    The Ros Castle and Hepburn Wood Walk is a fun, if a tad bit overgrown, walking route in Northumberland that will take you uphill for stunning views across the surrounding moorl;and terrain. While out walking the trail, you will make your way uphill to reach the viewpoint at Ros Castle, before traversing the moor to descend through the overgrown forest paths of Hepburn Wood. This is a fantastic adventure if you don’t mind putting in a bit of work for the scenic views.

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    Route Description for Ros Castle and Hepburn Wood Walk

    Although the woodland section of this adventure is a bit rugged, overgrown, and tricky to navigate, the Ros Castle and Hepburn Wood Walk is still a great adventure for those outdoor enthusiasts looking to experience the natural beauty and history of Northumberland.

    Setting out from the car park, you will follow along the road to the northeast, eventually branching off to the left on a steep uphill climb. Here, you will reach the summit of Ros Hill, where you will find the remnants of a fort and enjoy sweeping views that include seven different castles on a clear day.

    After taking in the views, you will head back downhill and traverse the rugged moor to the southwest, before arriving at the edge of Hepburn Wood. Entering into the forest, you will descend the hillside and navigate the overgrown trails to the north on the return leg back into the car park.

    Getting to the Ros Castle and Hepburn Wood Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Rods Castle and Hepburn Wood Walk can be found 5.3 km southeast of Chatton at the Hepburn Wood car park.

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      Older Children only

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