350km of further off-road cycling & walking trails across Northumberland in 2023
Direct from the door of your holiday cottage at Burnfoot you can swiftly walk or cycle into the Northumberland National Park and join up with over a thousand kilometres of existing paths to follow – certainly more than you can fit into a week, and it’s why the majority of our guests return time and time again!
In case that’s not enough for you then it’s just been announced that 350 kilometres of further trails will begin to be created in the Spring of 2023, allowing cyclists and walkers to access even more remote parts of the area ranked top of Condé Nast Traveller’s best National Parks in the world.
Northumberland County Council has approved £150,000 for the first stage of the new network between Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder; in partnership with Northumberland National Park Authority, Forestry England and the Kielder Water and Forest Park Trust.
The trails will be accessible from gateways at the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, Walltown Country Park and Cawfields on Hadrian’s Wall with access gateways also created at Kielder Castle, Waterside, Tower Knowe, Stonehaugh, Bellingham and Byrness – all an easy drive from Burnfoot.
Exciting times ahead!