Simonside Hills

Steeped in legend and myths, the great sweep of the Simonside Hills range juts above Rothbury and the Coquet Valley.

Looking towards Simonside

Looking towards Simonside

Studded with burial grounds and Bronze Age Cairns and an Iron Age Fort, experts believe Simonside was a sacred place to our ancestors.

Mysterious prehistoric cup-and-ring carvings some 5,000 years old are etched into huge slabs of rock at Lordenshaw.

Mythical dwarves known as the Duergar are believed to dwell among the rocks and heather here.

Out enjoying Simonside

Out enjoying Simonside

Climb to Dove Crag where fascinating pinnacles of fell sandstone yield to vast views across the Coquet Valley to the Cheviots beyond.  

Look out for the wild goats truffling for heather shoots. Listen to the plaintive call of the curlews and keep a watchful eye for red grouse during the winter months here.

Simonside Hills

Simonside - a sacred place

Steeped in legend and myths, the great sweep of the Simonside Hills range juts above Rothbury and the Coquet Valley.

Looking towards Simonside

Looking towards Simonside

Studded with burial grounds and Bronze Age Cairns and an Iron Age Fort, experts believe Simonside was a sacred place to our ancestors.

Mysterious prehistoric cup-and-ring carvings some 5,000 years old are etched into huge slabs of rock at Lordenshaw.

Mythical dwarves known as the Duergar are believed to dwell among the rocks and heather here.

Out enjoying Simonside

Out enjoying Simonside

Climb to Dove Crag where fascinating pinnacles of fell sandstone yield to vast views across the Coquet Valley to the Cheviots beyond.  

Look out for the wild goats truffling for heather shoots. Listen to the plaintive call of the curlews and keep a watchful eye for red grouse during the winter months here.

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Wooler Tourist Information Centre

The Cheviot Centre
12 Padgepool Place
Wooler
Northumberland
NE71 6BL

+44 01668 282123

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