Photos by EddyAycliffe
Wooler is a small town in Northumberland, England. It lies on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, near the Cheviot Hills. It is a popular base for walkers and is referred to as the “Gateway to the Cheviots”. As well as many shops and pubs, the town has a youth hostel, many hotels, and campsites. It lies on the St. Cuthbert’s Way long-distance footpath between Melrose Abbey and Lindisfarne.
The main A697 links the town with Morpeth and Coldstream on the Scottish Border. Wooler has two schools; Wooler First School (including Little Acorns Nursery) and Glendale Community Middle School. The schools and nursery share a single campus on Brewery Road (from September 2015) providing education for children in the Glendale area from 2 years old to 13 years old.
Close by to the west is Yeavering Bell, crowned by a large Iron Age fort, a stronghold of the Votadini. The remnants of many stone huts can be seen on its summit, which is surrounded by a collapsed stone wall.
The next club walk in September, commences with a visit to Holy Island (or Lindisfarne) on the remote and beautiful Northumberland Coast. Time is allowed for exploration of the castle and priory on Holy Island before setting out on the walk, which traces St Cuthbert’s route towards the popular town of Wooler.
Click on the file name above to open the walk information sheet for more details – and instructions on how to reserve a place on our coach.