The nation’s forests, car parks and essential facilities are open to you for local outdoor recreation and exercise - read our coronavirus guidance.
Forest operations will commence in September; the car parks and surrounding trails will be closed during this time. Access to the Simonside Crags will be available via the Lordenshaws car park.

The Simonside Ridge Walk

A route that leads through the forest to the top of Simonside Crags. Enjoy the spectacular 360 degree panorama of Northumberland from the top of this atmospheric place.

None of the other paths and trails within the wood are waymarked and it is recommended that you take an OS Landranger or Explorer map with you to aid navigation.

Trail information

Simonside, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7NW
Follow the red waymarkers.
Grade - Moderate
Trail Length
4 miles