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Eglingham and Bewick Moor Walk

Quick Details

Adult 18+
Teenager 12-17
Child 6-11
Private Tour Per Person
Family Ticket 2 adults + 2/3 children under 17

Walking through a prehistoric landscape

Hidden away between the Northumberland Coast and the National Park lies Bewick Moor, a remarkably well-preserved prehistoric landscape. With a wealth of features, some mysterious like the truly ancient cup and ring marked rocks, some more obvious like a Bronze Age burial cairn and just what is the origin of what I call the ‘farmers bath’. This MODERATE 8-mile (13-kilometre) walk follows a neat circular route around the moor and it finishes at the village pub.

On a clear day you will see three castles, the high hills of the Cheviot range and the Simonside Ridge. On the moor, plants like bog asphodel, sundew and orchids bloom. The bonny, bloomin’ heather flowers in July and August; it’s a delight and stretches as far as the eye can see across the moor.

A highlight for many is a secret cave, high on the moor, known as Cateran’s Hole. It is almost impossible to find, but it is well-worth delving into its cool, dark depths. Who knows what mysteries it holds? There is a wealth of prehistoric sites and has many memories to share and reflect upon. You can take those with you after your walk across the prehistoric landscape of Bewick Moor.

What to Bring

  • Walking boots or walking shoes
  • Polyester cotton trousers; no denim jeans, please
  • A waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, a hat, and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
  • Sunscreen
  • One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
  • A picnic lunch and some snacks

Clothing depends on the season. Please contact us for advice!