This forest access routes in this forest are currently closed due to the damage caused by Storm Arwen.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Access to Hepburn Wood can be made 24 hours a day.

How to find us

How to find us
Rothbury , Northumberland
Sat Nav Postcode: NE66 4EG
By Car

A mile and a half south east of the entrance to Chillingham Estate.

OS Grid Ref

55.5130927, -1.8807369

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Hepburn Wood.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Spectacular views await from the high escarpments of this timeless place

Hepburn Wood captures the inherent qualities of Northumberland perfectly – broad, sweeping vistas and tranquil landscapes.

Walking, mounting biking and horse riding are welcome in Hepburn Wood.


At a glance

  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Picnics
  • Horses welcome
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Hepburn Wood. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Hepburn Wood offers a range of beautiful forest walks, stunning views and prehistoric features for you to discover.

A walk along the forest road is a pleasant stroll on the old carriage drive built when Hepburn was a private estate belonging to neighbouring Chillingham Park.

A longer walk up the side of Hepburn Crag is marked by two sharp climbs, but you will be rewarded with stunning views from the top of the lofty sandstone escarpments.

On the heather-clad natural vantage point of Hepburn Crag, the remains of a hill fort suggest people have inhabited this site for at least 4000 years. A second climb to the top of Ros Hill (National Trust) reveals a panorama containing seven Northumbrian castles.

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