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Explore the Forests of Rothbury, a collection of woodlands in the north east of Northumberland
From the distinctive table-top profile of Simonside in the south, to Wooler Common adjacent to Wooler town in the north of the area, the Forests of Rothbury are not short of stunning views in some of the most iconic Northumberland landscapes.
With six main sites to choose from, the Forests of Rothbury provide beautiful forested walks but also wild moorland, spectacular crag top views and important archaeological sites.
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The Forests of Rothbury
- Hepburn Wood - broad, sweeping vistas and peaceful landscapes
- Holystone Wood - tranquil broadleaved woodland with waterfalls and crags
- Simonside - discover stunning panoramic views across Northumberland
- Thrunton Wood - explore exhilarating trails across open moorland
- Wooler Common Woodland Park - wild and beautiful area with open access and public footpaths
- Harwood - one of the north of England's red squirrel reserves located to the south of Simonside
Explore Rothbury on foot
With spectacular panoramic views across Northumberland, Simonside's Ridge walk is the perfect route to stretch your legs take in the fresh air!