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This Sunday : Dipton Mill Hexham :

posted 22 Jun 2012, 11:30 by jenny rookes
 The sky will be blue, the sun will be shining  -somewhere - and perhaps even in hexhamshire)
This easy/moderate walk will take you through some of Northumberland's most beautiful woodland valleys and rolling hills. We start in the Dipton
Burn Valley. It was in this valley that Queen Margaret and her son hid in a cave after one of the Wars of the Roses battles, which
was lost at Hexham Levels. We follow the burn, then make our way uphill to Letah Wood, an area managed by the Woodland
Trust. The walk then breaks out onto open fields, rising gradually to give fine views of the Tyne Valley to the NE and the forest of
Dipton and Slaley to the E and S.
Access info:
By car to the Dipton Mill Inn: this is two miles south of Hexham. Follow B6306 Slaley, Blanchland road, taking successive righthand
forks (two) then following road signs to Whitley Chapel. Park your car opposite the Dipton Inn.

The full walk as described in the attached pdf is 9 miles with an overall ascent of 200metres and it will take in the region of 4 hours to do the whole thing. If we want to, we can easily shorten the walk down to 6 miles as there are various "short cuts" which would make it an easy stroll for a summer's afternon..

The walk follows well marked paths but there are a number of stiles in the farmland sections. 

Please meet at the Dipton Mill Inn in time for an 11 a.m. start. Please get in touch if you need a lift

jenny rookes,
22 Jun 2012, 11:30