Corona virus update: All walks are open again, in both Northumberland and Scotland. Hopefully, we won't get a second wave and the walks will stay open.
This site is about shorter, dog friendly walks in Southern Scotland and Northumberland. Places that you can take your dog for an hour or two and enjoy the countryside.You will find a selection of some our favourite walks in the photographs on this page. To access the walks, click on the relevant yellow menu button below, or click in the top right of the screen to see a list all the walks. The walks can also be accessed from the picture gallery below. Swipe right or left or use the arrow buttons to view the gallery, and touch or click on a picture to access the details for that walk.
Eack walk has its own page, with details of the routes, photographs, a map and also some information about places on interest on the route and some historical details. I don't give you a step by step guide to every walk, just a pointer in the right direction. Each walk also has a map that opens in a new window.
Click on the buttons below to see walks for just Northumberland or Scotland, or scroll through the pictures to click on an individial walk
North East England and Southern Scotland are both full of sites of historical interest, a legacy of the wars between the two countries. Of course some of the history goes back to Roman times, when Scotland and England did not exist. I'm always interested in the history around me, and especially in the folk tales and quirky stories that accompany these places. I've tried to describe some of them in each walk.
This is a pretty village walk of about 1.5 miles through a back lane behind the main street, round by Warkworth castle, then back to the car park by the river Coquet. The walk is basically dry, which is good in these winter months, although if the Coquet is in flood part of the river walk might be underwater. There is ample free parking by the river behind the Church.
Warkworth contains several pubs and cafes for that essential after walk drink. There is also a large castle for those who like more than just a walk, and a beach close by. While the route is steep in places, it should be ok for disabled access.
You can visit the walk here