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Opening hours

Swarland offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Swarland, Northumberland
Sat Nav Postcode: NE65 9JG
By Car

Follow signs for Swarland off A1 south of Alnwick. Parking available at Swarland Village Hall.

OS Grid Ref
NU164033

55.3241962, -1.7459203

Parking and prices

Parking is available at Swarland Village Hall.

There are no parking charges at Swarland.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Get outdoors and discover the Swarland's open forest roads and paths

Formerly part of the Swarland Old Hall estate, Swarland Wood is popular with local residents for its open footpaths and forest roads.

Swarland provides the perfect setting for a peaceful walk or woodland horse ride with great access to the woodland to the south and east of Swarland Golf Course.

 

At a glance:

  • Walking trails
  • Horse riding

Things to do

Walking in the forest is the perfect way to get outdoors and explore some of Northumberland's natural landscapes.

Explore Swarland Wood on foot and discover a number of footpaths and forest roads which give you access to the woodland.

 

Nearby forests

Forests of Rothbury,  view from top of Simonside

Thrunton Wood is planted on and around two steep escarpments of sandstone – Thrunton Crag in the north, and Long Crag /Coe Crag to the south. These lofty crags provide spectacular viewpoints from which to admire the Northumbrian scenery.

Two exhilarating walks allow you to explore the miles of trails as they wind through the maturing forest and across open moorland.

Mountain biking and horse riding are welcome in this wood.

Forests of Rothbury, Simonside Crag

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.

Forests of Rothbury, Simonside

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.

conifer woodland

Harwood is a large conifer forest located to the south of Simonside Hills in Rothubury. Lying within the Northumberland National Park, it provides visitors with access to a network of public footpaths, ranging from popular open paths to quiet trails through the forest. 

Harwood is also one of the red squirrel reserves in the north of England, so keep your eyes peeled for this rare species!

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