Walks & Outdoor Activities at Riverside

Get active on your next holiday 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.


Verdant Leisure Location Map

NE71 6NJ

01668 281 447

Season open:
All year round

Location & directions

Downloads and brochures

rated 4.81 from 435 reviews


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 a 10% discount off weekday activities during April, May and October by showing their key card (holiday 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 renowned Bamburgh Castle.

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

Wooler Golf Club

Tee off at Wooler Golf Club

The club opened in 1976, with the course originally on Wooler common. Now located just a 5 minute drive from the park, the club is open all year round. With members competitions at weekends, owners at Riverside can join for £310 per year with unlimited usage. For holiday guests, prices start from just £10 to pay as you go, depending on the day and season. Why not book a lesson with a pro in advance? The club also offers buggy hire, and a bar open on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Find out more on their website.

Wooler Golf Club - cropped

GO Electric

Enjoy E-Bike Adventures!

GO Electric offer an environmentally friendly, low cost, and enjoyable way for friends and families to explore all North Northumberland has to offer. Their fleet consists of high quality 'Specialized' electric bikes, perfect for tackling the trails and conquering the hills. The e-bikes offer you 0 to 100% pedal assistance at the touch of a button. Ask them about their Mystery E-Bike Challenge!

Guests and owners at Riverside can take advantage of a 10% discount with a promo code available from Reception.

Go Electric 1

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.

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

Any questions for us?

Want to know more about holiday home ownership or in need of some advice about a holiday? Don't hesitate to contact us today. Call us on 01668 281447 or submit an enquiry.


Holidays Enquiry