​Shorter Walks in and around Hexham Town

​Take in the history of Hexham on one of three easy circular trails, or set out from Hexham to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Hexham town and the surrounding countryside is very picturesque and contains a wealth of interesting features, buildings and landscapes to explore. The three shorter heritage trail walks are themed and build a historical picture of Hexham town and its people. If you are looking for a longer walk, you will find details of three, 3-4 mile circular walks that take you out into the beautiful Hexham countryside. See our longer walking routes page for details of popular walks further afield.

Hexham Heritage Trails

The Heritage Trails are a collection of 3 themed circular walks around the town's historic heart. Routes are easy to follow and suitable for everyone. Where there are steps, an alternative route is provided. Download the PDFs below.

Medieval Meander Walking Trail  (0.5 mile) Explore Hexham's Medieval Heart

Apple Amble Walking Trail  (1 mile) A collection of fun and interesting facts and stories from Hexham's past. 

Society Circuit Walking Trail  (up to 1.5 miles) Reveals the gap between rich and poor in Victorian Hexham.


Walks out from Hexham

Discover the delights of the following 3 walks that start in and around Hexham Town. With thanks to Terry Dixon, the author of these guides.

Tyne Green Trail (4.5 miles)

This easy going circular walk along the River Tyne is approximately 4.5 miles on level ground

Tyne Green Trail Map

Hexham Abbey to Racecourse Road (3 miles)

A pleasant 3-mile walk from the centre of town on generally good paths up to the Racecourse Road. One steep section is repaid with splendid views.

Hexham Abbey to Racecourse Road Map

Rowley Burn and Devil’s Water (4 miles)

This little gem starts 5 miles south of Hexham and takes in Rowley Burn, Devil’s Water, and the hamlets of Whitley Chapel and Juniper.

Rowley Burn and Devil's Water Map

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