Walks at Riverside

Countryside walks and coastal strolls in Northumberland

Days out and attractions

Riverside is located on the Wooler Water, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. With beautiful coastal and countryside walking routes, as well as active adventure centres nearby there will be something to suit everyone when you holiday at Riverside.


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Get active and enjoy the great outdoors

Experience the great outdoors with a challenge from Active4Seasons. The company offers a qualified and experienced guide to take you out on the water, teaching you a range of amazing activities. From open canoeing to river and sea kayaking, coasteering, mountain biking and mountain scrambling you can do it all through Active4Seasons. 

Guests and owners at Riverside can take advantage of up to 20% off weekday prices by showing their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners).

Get active and enjoy the great outdoors with Active4Seasons near Riverside

Northumberland Coastal Path

Take in the coast from the county's official Coastal Path

The Northumberland Coastal Path is just under 60 miles in length and has been split into 6 manageable stages for you to explore. A number of these are easily accessible from Wooler, with Stage 4, the Seahouses to Belford route, being the closest to Riverside. This stage takes you up the coast, and directly past the renown Bamburgh Castle.

Take in the coast from the county's official Coastal Path near Riverside

Cheviot Hills

Hike through spectacular hills

Take in the fantastic scenery of the Cheviot Hills with walks in the Heart of the Northumberland National Park. The hills are great for everyone from beginners to experts and range from short 5 mile routes to ’The Big One’ which comes in at a huge 23 miles. The Big One combines six of the largest peaks, The Cheviot, Windy Gyle, Bloodybush Edge, Cushat Law, Comb Fell and Hedgehope Hill. At the other end of the scale, The 5.7 mile ‘Halter Burn’ leads you to the windswept summit of White Law and over the Cairn-Capped Madam Law. You will also take in the sights of Tuppie’s Sike and the bracken-covered slopes of Coldsmouth Hill, then cross Humbleton Swyre and Burnt Humbleton.

Cheviots in Northumberland

Shepherds Walks

Guiding you through the Northumberland country and coast

Shepherds Walks are like no other in that they are carried out by people who live and work in the countryside you are exploring, and they can tell you all the information you want to know about the landscape you are experiencing. You can choose from a hill walk across the Cheviot Hills, a trek through the Northumberland National Park, or a short stroll doing the sandy beaches on the coast. There will be something to suit every ability from beginners to experts, all accompanied by incredible guides telling true life stories of the area.

Guests and owners at Riverside can take advantage of a 20% discount off guided tours, training courses and events with a discount voucher available from Reception.

Walking at Verdant Leisure countryside parks

Holy Island

Explore this famous island on foot

Holy Island is a major attraction for a number of people visiting the area. One of the best ways to experience it is by completing the 4.3 mile Holy Island circular path on foot. The path is accessed from the Island’s main car park and takes you on an anti-clockwise route down onto the coast, past Lindisfarne Castle and loop back round to Holy Island Village. You’ll also get to see the Lindisfarne Priory during your walk. Remember, the Island itself can only be accessed when the tide is down so be sure to check tide times if you are planning to visit.

Visit the major tourist attraction Holy Island near Riverside

Have any questions about Riverside?

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01668 281447

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