A 10km wander up Tosson Hill to bag the trig point.
The Simonside Hills are an absolute gem of a place to visit if you enjoy a little bit of hill walking, amazing views and the Northumberland fresh air. With plenty of permissive paths you might just fancy visiting a hillfort, or have a wander through a forest or find yourself some crags.
For this walk we're going to head up onto Tosson Hill to bag the trig point.
It's a 10km circular walk through the forest and then up onto the hill before heading back down and then taking a different route through the forest.
The route is all on clear tracks, so we start from the car park and follow the track through the tiny trees.
A look back and we see the crags on the face of Simonside. We're not heading up there today.
We're getting higher and you can see the Cheviots from here!
A walk in Northumberland wouldn't be complete without finding a cairn and there are quite a few dotted around this area.
Straight back down the way we came, but just after that cairn we choose a different track.
Few trees still blocking the track so be careful as you traverse them.
More marvelous crags and we're pretty much down at the bottom.
Back on the track and we make our way back to the car park.
Thanks to Pete McNaughton for the route and photos.
Where to Park For Tosson Hill
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Where To Park For Tosson Hill?
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Park in the Forestry Commission car park.
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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.More Walks from Simon
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