Landscape In Alnwick, Northumberland
A spectacular woodland planted on crags to the north and south.
At the Fabulous North we love to show you amazing places to visit on your travels. However we also appreciate that it may not be possible for everyone to visit so we like to add lots of photographs and information to give you a virtual tour instead.
Today's post of Thrunton Wood is such a place where we're going to go big on our photos to show you around the wonderful woodland and crags.
Thunton Wood is planted around two steep escarpments of sandstone, There is Thrunton Crag in the north, and Long Crag and Coe Crag to the south.
Climb on top for scintillating views over the Northumberland countryside including Whittingham Vale and the Cheviot Hills. Within the woods lives plenty of wildlife and we even saw a deer frolicking near Coe Crags.
There is also a cave that was hand carved by a 19th century monk called Macartney from nearby Callaly, although our walk didn't take us near that one, hopefully one of Fabulous North friends have a picture.
Some spectacular autumnal colours.
Now heading up to Long Crag and Coe Crag at the south of the wood.
It is also said that mischievous hobgoblins live here and play tricks on passers by. The small stony gully called Hob's Nick is named after them.
Bit of a misty outlook from the top of the crags.
Time to start heading downhill and back into the wood.
If you're looking to visit then the main forest tracks are suitable for wheelchair and pushchairs, or if you just prefer a smoother surface. Get your sturdy walking boots on if you fancy a wander up to the crags though.
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There is a dedicated forestry commission car park including a number of places on the outskirts to park.
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
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