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    West Newton Tor and Great Hetha Cheviots Walk

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    4.5-6h
    Distance
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    13.0 km
    Elevation
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    738 m
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    The West Newton Tor and Great Hetha Cheviots Walk is an exceptional walking route in Northumberland that will take you across several rugged summits for some outstanding views across the undulating landscape. While out walking the trail, you will traverse the peaks of Wester Tor and Hare Law to enjoy some scenic views, before looping around the valley to climb Great Hetha. Be sure to keep an eye out for wild Cheviot Goats that will likely be roaming the rugged landscape here.

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    Route Description for West Newton Tor and Great Hetha Cheviots Walk

    If you are in the mood to give your legs a solid workout while traversing some undulating terrain and taking in spectacular views of the surrounding hills, then the West Newton Tor and Great Hetha Cheviots Walk in Northumberland will be the perfect route to do so.

    Setting out from the car park outside of Hethpool, you will make your way northwest and into the village, before turning to the southeast to climb the steep slopes of Wester Tor. From here, you will make your way to the southwest to the nearby summit of Hare Law, while taking in the outstanding views of the surrounding hills and the valley below.

    Continuing on to the southwest, you will eventually descend into the valley and follow the path as it turns to the northwest in order to climb a small saddle along the lower slopes of Loft Hill. From here, you will make the climb up to Great Hetha for some more views across the valley, before heading downhill towards the banks of College Burn. Following along the water’s edge to the northeast, you will eventually arrive back at the car park where you began.

    Getting to the West Newton Tor and Great Hetha Cheviots Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the West Newton and Great Hetha Cheviots Walk can be found at the car park 0.3 km southwest of Hethpool.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Circuit

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