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    Rothbury Riverside Walk


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    The Rothbury Riverside Walk is a laidback adventure in Northumberland that will allow you to explore a charming town and relax in a wonderful riverside setting. While out on the trail, you will walk along the banks of the River Coquet and enjoy the surrounding scenery, before looping through the charming town of Rothbury. This short route is perfectly suited for a relaxing weekend stroll.

    Route Description for Rothbury Riverside Walk

    If you are in the mood for taking a relaxing stroll along the edge of a charming river in Northumberland, then you will certainly want to explore the laidback trails of the Rothbury Riverside Walk. In addition to exploring the scenic river’s edge, you will also complete a short loop through the town of Rothbury, making for a fun afternoon outdoors.

    Setting out from the car park, you will follow a short winding path down to the edge of the River Coquet and turn left to follow along its north bank. Take some time here as you stroll along the water’s edge, enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding trees and stone bridges as you make your way into Rothbury.

    Turning left at the bridge, you will make your way onto Haw Hill and follow it to the northwest past the Church of All Saints, eventually looping around Market Place on the way back to the river bank. From here, you will head right in order to retrace your steps on the return to the car park where you began.

    Getting to the Rothbury Riverside Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Rothbury Riverside Walk can be found at the Beggars Rigg Car Park on B6341.

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