The route takes us up onto Cochrane Pike and then onto Wether Hill, a classic Iron Age hillfort high above the valley with commanding 360° views of the Cheviot Hills.
- Adult Ages 18+
- Teenager Ages 12-17
- Child Ages 7-11
Discover the Bronze and Iron Age archaeology of the Breamish Valley
The Valley is named after the River Breamish and Ingram is the village at its heart. This MODERATE but short walk of six-miles (10-kilometres) takes you up to Wether Hill, an Iron Age hillfort with some magnificent views, a great panorama of the surrounding Cheviot Hills. There is an option to extend the walk by about 1-mile to visit Brough Law, where an Iron Age hillfort commands views up and down the valley.
The landscape on this side of the River Breamish is sheep country and the habitats appeal to nesting lapwing and curlew. Sky larks soar overhead and along the river, dippers, oystercatcher and common sandpiper call loudly from the rocky riverbed.
At the end of the walk, the delightful Ingram Café welcomes weary walkers to enjoy homemade cakes and a cup of tea. A place to reflect on the sights and sounds of a walk through this remarkable prehistoric landscape in the heart of Northumberland National Park.
What to Bring
- Comfortable 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
- Sun screen
- One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
- A spare jumper or fleece; it’s always nice to have a warm top to put on if needed
- A picnic lunch and some snacks
Clothing depends on the season. Please contact us for advice!