Corbridge and Aydon Castle

Corbridge and Aydon Castle

Location

Corbridge, Northumberland

Directions

  • Head across the river into Princes Street, which becomes Aydon Road.
  • Turn left by large gates (Riversdale) and immediately right into Deadridge Lane, signed bridleway to Aydon Castle,1 1/2 miles.
  • At the lane end bear right (east) alongside the A69, crossing it at road bridge. Immediately follow the sign for Aydon Castle, follow path west along A69.
  • After approximately 1/2 mile turn right, then follow waymarks across fields through a gate into woodland, the path rising steeply to Aydon Castle.
  • After your visit turn right out of castle and follow the road. At car park continue ahead ignoring the road on your right. Stay on this road ignoring other minor roads that join from the right.
  • After approximately 2 miles turn first left and carry straight on down Leazes Lane towards Corbridge, crossing the footbridge next to the ford, going under the A69 to visit pottery kilns on your right. Re-joining Aydon Road continue back into Corbridge.

Highlights

  • Ancient town of Corbridge
  • Medieval Aydon Castle (English Heritage)
  • Corbridge Roman Town and Museum (Corstopitum) (English Heritage)

Nearby attractions

  • Brocksbushes Farm Shop
  • Dilston Castle
  • Dilston Physic Garden Ltd
  • Fifiefofum Fine Art Gallery (Newton)
  • Hexham Abbey
  • Hexham Moot Hall
  • Hexham Old Gaol
  • Queen’s Hall, Hexham
  • Tyne Green Country Park
Route image: 
Route type: 
Circular
Distance: 
6 miles
Estimated walk time: 
4 to 5 hours plus visiting time
Grade: 
Moderate
Suggested start/finish: 
Corbridge car park, on the south side of the River Tyne. (Grid Ref: NY 988 640)
Tourist information: 
Corbridge Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01434 632815 Hexham Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01434 652220
Public transport: 
Hadrian’s Wall Country railway line connects Corbridge to Carlisle and Newcastle; AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus (between Easter and October); Route 10 bus to Hexham and Newcastle; 685 bus to Carlisle and Newcastle
Ordnance Survey Map: 
Explorer (OL) 43 Hadrian’s Wall and Explorer Sheet 316 Newcastle upon Tyne
Places to eat and drink: 
Many cafés, tea shops and pubs in Corbridge town centre.
Other walks in this area: 
Tyne Valley Train Trails linking Corbridge with Hexham, Haydon Bridge, Bardon Mill and Haltwhistle railway stations. (Enquire at Tourist Information Centre)
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