The Riding Wood Walk from Bellingham

The Riding Wood Walk from Bellingham

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Description

This walk is directly from the Bellingham Campsite and through the Bellingham village. It takes you over fields to woodland with an ancient Romano-British settlement.
You then return via a path next to the river and back to the Bellingham village.

Note that in the latter parts of the walk there is some walking alongside a road that doesn’t have much of a grass verge.

Get the detailed route description from the Camping and Caravanning Club’s campsite reception in Bellingham.

Map from Campsite

Route Map
Bellingham Riding Wood Walk Map
Full route details can be found on
OS Maps, Ordnance Survey
Our Review

This was one of the walks that were available at the Camping and Caravanning Club campsite at Bellingham in Northumberland.

They have laminated sheets with the route details on that you can borrow if you are staying at the campsite.

The route takes you down through the Village of Bellingham, through farmland, a bit of moorland, and then to a woodland that contains an ancient Romano-British settlement.

After that, you head back down to the river (with a bit of a walk along the road) and then follow the river path back to the village.

Checking the route

Checking the route

It was a great walk that didn’t completely pass without incident.

We entered a field that had a number of young black bulls. They didn’t like us since we had our dog with us.

No matter which way we went, they headed off to block us, and at one point, started running down the hill towards us.

Fortunately, the farmer had a sheep hole open in the stone wall, and we all got through the hole rather quickly! Luckily for us that the route’s footpath carried on in this field anyway!

Escaping the cows

Escaping the cows through the stone wall

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