Greenleighton Moor walk

Walking trail

The Greenleighton Moor walk is a challenging circular walk across moorland, around the shores of Fontburn Reservoir and past some of Wallington's oldest archaeology.

A rocky crag on the moorland


Map route for Greenleighton moor walk


Greenleighton Quarry car park, grid ref: NZ035915


Follow the path up the hill, with the quarry on your right. At the top go over the stile and bear to the left. You will go through a woodland area and then over the moorland.

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The northern edge of the Greenleighton walk takes you past a steep sided valley known as Fallowlees Flush.

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Once you reach the western edge of Fontburn Reservoir the large mound of earth and stone is a 3,000 year old Bronze Age burial site.

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As the reservoir appears on your left look out for the cup and ring marked boulder on your right.

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Carry on walking along the southern edge of the reservoir.

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Before coming to the end of the reservoir turn right back down over fields and across the moorland.

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Greenleighton Quarry car park, grid ref: NZ035915

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Greenleighton Moor walk


The route takes you over moorland and fields and through woodland so ground is uneven and can become muddy in places.

Dogs welcome on a lead.

Greenleighton Moor walk

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Greenleighton Moor walk

How to get here

Greenleighton Quarry car park, 6 miles (9.6km) north-east of Wallington, Northumberland
By road

The walk starts from the Greenleighton Quarry car park 6 miles (9.6km) north-east of Wallington. It is off the B6342 on a minor road signposted to Greenleighton and Dyke Head. The grid reference is NZ035915 Landranger 81.

Alternatively you can start from the car park at Fontburn Reservoir (5 miles (8km) south of Rothbury on the B6342).

Greenleighton Moor walk

Facilities and access

  • Parking at start of route
  • Dogs welcome on a lead