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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Access to Wooler Common and Woodland Park can be made 24 hours a day.

How to find us

How to find us
Rothbury, Northumberland
Sat Nav Postcode: NE71 6RJ
By Car

Signposted opposite the Bus Station in Wooler Town Centre. The Common is one mile west of Wooler.

By Public Transport

Wooler can be reached by a fifty minute bus journey from Alnwick (service number 473, IDM Travel). This service runs every two hours. A town bus service will take you within 400 metres of the Common at the edge of Wooler. The last part of the journey is undertaken on foot along the public road access on to the Common.

OS Grid Ref
NT977274

55.539559433136, -2.0382642745972

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Wooler Common and Woodland Park.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

A wild and beautiful area that masks a turbulent past...

Wooler and the surrounding lands endured frequent raids by marauding Scots between the fourteenth and sixteenth century and later by the border raiders or 'Reivers'.

Wooler Common's recent past is less bloodthirsty and has a network of public and permissive paths.

An easy access trail encircles two picturesque ponds at the heart of this mixture of mature woodland and open common.

Mounting biking and horse riding are welcome.

At a glance

  • Easy access trail
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Wooler Common and Woodland Park. Just bring along good food and company!

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

Wooler Common and Woodland Park has a range of trails to explore on foot.

From the car park information point, there is access to Wooler Common's easy going trail, the St Cuthbert's Way and a network of public and permissive paths.

A wheelchair suitable, easy access trail with handrail and tapping boards for the visually impaired also starts and finishes near the car park.

Nearby forests

Forests of Rothbury 3 Simonside

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.

 

Dark skies brightened by a clear rainbow over green broadleaf trees

Found within the Northumberland National Park, just north of the village of Alwinton, Kidland Forest's mosaic of trees is the perfect setting for a forest adventure. Unwind under the blanket of spruce, pine and larch while taking in the glorious views and peaceful sounds of the River Alwin. 

Kidland Forest is a designated Red Squirrel Reserve and also houses Memmerkirk Chapel, a Scheduled Ancient Monument which are the remains of a chapel dating from the 14th to 17th century. 

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.

Rolling hills with shades of green and brown on a sunny day

Explore the great network of public footpaths at Harbottle or venture to the ancient Drake Stone to experience the mythical atmosphere and stunning views.

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