Yellow walk

Walking trail

This walk involves some ascents around the crags that lie in and around the woodland. Cockcrow stone perches precariously on the crag from where views of the Coquetdale valley and Simonside hills are framed by ancient coniferous trees. The walk is particularly pleasant when the azaleas are in bloom in May

A rock formation on the Yellow walk



Cragend car park, grid ref: NU0824601172


Start at Cragend car park. Facing the car park’s entrance, turn right following the way marks. On your left you will pass a stone cutting bench

Azaleas in bloom in May on the Yellow walk


Follow the waymarked path into the woods. The pathway passes through some interesting rock formations

A rock formation on the Yellow walk


Follow the trail to the right as it climbs uphill past Cockcrow Stone

Cockcrow stone


At the top of the hill, keep following the waymarked path back to Cragend car park


Cragend car park, grid ref: NU0824601172

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How to get here

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX
By road

13 miles (21km) south-west of Alnwick (B6341) and 15 miles (24km) north-west of Morpeth on Wooler road (A697), turn left on to B6341 at Moorhouse Crossroads, entrance 1 mile (1.6km) north of Rothbury.

Parking: The walk begins at Cragend car park, accessed by car by taking the carriage drive from the main car park, through the House arches.

Yellow walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs on leads welcome