Walk 5: Strolling Around the Shire (Shorter Walk)
This is a lovely walk starting in the hamlet of Whitley Chapel where the route takes us across beautiful countryside, through woods and over burns that will eventually feed Devil’s Water. We pass through Letah Wood, managed by The Woodland Trust, which is renowned for wildflowers and magnificent trees. You may be lucky enough to spot a red squirrel as you wander through the wood. A stroll across fields and alongside the lovely Rowley Burn takes us back to the finish at Whitley Chapel.
Distance: Approx 7 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 635 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate
Meet: 10:20 for 10:30 start. Whitley Chapel (GR: NY927577)
Bring: Packed lunch
Meeting Point - Whitley Chapel
Grid Ref: GR: NY927577
By car: From A69, turn onto B6531. Continue along the road into Hexham Town Centre then, immediately after the Victorian Tap Public House, turn right onto B6306 (East Gate which becomes Dipton Mill Road) into Whitley Chapel. Please park considerately near to Whitley Chapel School (NE47 0HB). Walk Team Members will be on hand to facilitate parking.