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Wooler is a small town in Northumberland.

Things to do in Wooler

Wooler has plenty of enjoyable activities to do for all ages. It is located perfectly for very easy access to the beautiful Northumberland National Park and acts as one of the county’s many getaway towns. The gorgeous Harthope Valley, which has been a popular visiting site for families for decades, is just a short distance away and there are many hours to be enjoyed walking through the Cheviot hills. If you would like help in choosing your best walking route, then Wooler’s community website lists some of the most popular walks in the area.

History enthusiasts will certainly enjoy a trip to Flodden Battle Fields. 2013 marked the 500 year anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, where King James IV, 100 noble men and over 1500 Scottish and English soldiers lost their lives in a battle that shaped a nation. The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum connects many sites across the borders, for more information and a visitors guide visit the Flodden 1513 website.

The Duddo standing stones are also well worth a visit. Often called the ‘Northern version’ of Stonehenge, the Duddo standing stones are about 2 miles north of Etal, near the hamlet of Duddo. To get there you need to turn left at Duddo and look for a sign on right. Park here and follow the path to the Standing Stones, it’s a leisurely 10-15 minute walk at the most.

The Wooler area and the Cheviot hills offer some of the most spectacular cycle paths in the County with eye-catching views everywhere you look. Wooler Cycle Hub has seven spectacular routes for you to discover over 8,000 years of local history!

Keen golfer? No problem! The nearest golf course is Wooler Golf Club right in Wooler itself and is a nine hole, 18 tee, par 72 course.

The beautiful River Till, the only tributary to the River Tweed runs through the Ford and Etal Estate. For more information about where you can fish and the best locations please visit the Ford and Etal Estates website.

Cottages to-let in Wooler:

The Bothy (sleeps 4): This unusual timber clad chalet stands in its own garden within the grounds of an historic house, with origins reputedly dating back to Viking times. Once the gardener’s residence, it now provides a cosy retreat ideal for walkers.

Rose Cottage (sleeps 4): This charming 200 year old stone cottage lies amid farmland, 400 feet above sea level with stunning views across the Glendale Valley. It is situated in the tiny hamlet of High Humbleton on the edge of the Northumberland National Park with the Cheviot Hills rising behind and benefits from a lovely large garden and sun room.

Akeld Hill View (sleeps 4): Located in the hamlet of Akeld surrounded by splendid countryside, this 19th century Grade II listed single storey stone cottage offers comfortable, tastefully furnished accommodation on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. This is a wonderful location for walkers and cyclists.

Croft Cottage (sleeps 6): This former stone barn, part of a most attractive range of farm buildings, has been skilfully converted to create a holiday home, retaining much charm and character. It is peacefully situated on a working farm, 4 miles from the historic town of Wooler, within the Northumberland National Park.

Teddys Cottage (sleeps 8): This spacious stone cottage offers well-proportioned accommodation for a large family group or a group of friends wishing to holiday together. All of the four bedrooms benefit from either an en-suite bathroom or an en-suite shower room, one being a wet room, an advantage for the slightly less mobile. The views are spectacular across to the heather clad hills and exposed granite outcrops of the nearby Cheviot Hills.

Hethpool Mill (sleeps 6): The College Valley runs north from the top of Cheviot, the renovated old mill is at Hethpool across the College Burn. This stone cottage provides exceptional accommodation in which to relax and enjoy the solitude and exhilarating sense of freedom found in the valley, which is a sanctuary for wildlife and home to a great variety of flora.

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