Local Activities

Local Activities – Wooler


Local ActivitiesOne of the favourite local activities for people staying in Wooler is walking. Northumberland is a walkers paradise, whether it be along the coast or through the Northumberland National Park you will never get tired of walking the Northumberland countryside. There are dozens of identified walks that vary in difficulty and distance across the Northumberland National Park, some of which start on your very door step at Chevy Chase Cottage which is a two minute walk from open countryside. St. Cuthberts Walk which stretches some 62 miles from Melsrose in the Scottish borders down to Lindisfarne passes through Glendale and bisects Wooler.


WoolerFor golfers looking to visit Wooler there are over 15 golf course all within a 40 minute drive of Chevy Chase Cottage. Wooler has it’s own 9 hole golf course (18 tee, 72 par) that provides spectacular views across the Glendale Valley and Cheviot Hills.

Buggies are available for the less energetic and an honesty box operates for all visitors. A set of golf clubs and battery operated golf trolley are stored at Chevy Chase Cottage and can be used by visitors.

Other local golf courses recommended:

Dunstanburgh is a part links, part parkland course with spectacular views of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Goswick is another beautiful part links, part parkland course.

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club situated on the Northumberland coast with spectacular views of the castle and large expanses of beach.

The Royal Roxburghe at Kelso was constructed with a view to hosting a future Scottish Open. The course itself sits on the banks of the River Teviot and and is a true challenge.

Other courses worthy of a visit in the area include Alnmouth, Rothbury, Coldstream, Burgham Park, Seahouses, Eyemouth and Linden Hall.

There are always many different golfing offers to visitors at selected courses, these include the 2 fore 1 ticket scheme, Freedom of the Fairways, Coastal Golf Classic and the Passport Ticket Scheme available via the tourist information centre.

Local Activities – Wooler


Any keen fishers will be able to find rod fishing on the Wooler Water and the River Till, where sea trout, brown trout and salmon can be caught. Still water fishing is also available at the Chatton Trout Fishery located four miles from Wooler. Some very large fish have be caught here over the past few years.





The roads around the floor of the Glendale Valley make for great cycling as the roads are less congested and many established cycle routes cross the the area.  For the more energetic the bridle paths that cross the National Park will make for great mountain biking, mountain bikes can be hired locally, telephone: 01668 281316. Chevy Chase Cottage provides 4 bicycles that are fine for riding on the local roads and paths.



Local Activities – Wooler

Horse Riding

Horse Riding can be done at Kimmerston Riding Centre, located only 6 miles from Wooler. The centre will provide high quality ponies for all experience levels and ages.





The Farne Islands located off the coast of Seahouses just 16 miles away are well known for their marine life and old wrecks and are popular with both beginners and experienced divers. One of the more challenging local activities to Wooler.