Weather Issues

High winds can blow trees down, which blocks footpaths and car parks. We will indicate if there is a problem that we know about, but there is no guarantee that any walk is open as described. If you find an problem, please report it in the comments section.

The Walks

Returning to Northumberland with a dog after a 25 year absence I found it hard to find good walks for the two of us. This site is about shorter walks, places that you can take your dog for an hour or two and enjoy the countryside. At present, this index includes a few walks in Cumbria.
What do I call a good walk? First, I need somewhere to park my car. Then I wanted a walk that was safe for Meche the terrier. No walking alongside roads for any distance and preferrably somewhere she could walk without needing to be on a lead. Then I like a convenient poo bin. I'm a responsible dog walker, but I'd rather not bring a full poo bag back with me in the car. An interesting walk is also nice, not just a walk over a field. We like woods and Meche especially liked splashing through streams chasing stones. A bonus is a cafe or pub where I could enjoy a well earned coffee or pint after the walk.

Slide through the images below to see all of the walks. Tap on any image and you will be taken into the page that describes the walk

Alnwick River Walks
Easy, but sometimes muddy walks round and near the river Aln beside Alnwick.

Tap or Click on the Icon to see a picture of each walk. Click below the picture to visit the walk page.


Each walk has a symbol list in the title that shows what facilities are avaliable. The symbols are

Cafe nearby
Pub nearby
poo bins available
toilets available
wheelchair accessible
Historical buildings near the walk