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
- Stunning viewpoint
- 2 walking trails
- Mountain biking
- Horse riding