See breathtaking panoramic view from the top of mystical Simonside, one of the best in the North East of England
The Simonside Hills lie within Northumberland National Park on the northern-most edge of Harwood forest and have beckoned walkers for years because of their wild and rugged beauty. The range dominates the skyline forming a dramatic southern backdrop to the middle reaches of the River Coquet.
The climb up the hills to the top (430m) is rewarded with the whole panorama of the Cheviots to the north and from the top of Simonside itself, the whole Northumbrian coastline is revealed.
Mountain bikers and horse riders are also welcome here however, please note the unsurfaced tracks on the open moorland at the summit of Simonside are for walkers only.
At a glance
This forest access routes in this forest are currently closed due to the damage caused by Storm Arwen. See latest information here.
- Stunning viewpoint
- 2 walking trails
- Mountain biking
- Horse riding