Monday, July 02, 2018

Wooler





Wooler is a small attractive market town on the edge of the Cheviot Hills in the Northumberland National Park. It is situated on the A697 between Morpeth and the Scottish Borders. Wooler is a bustling town with many restaurants and coffee shops to sit and relax after a tiring days walking. Wooler is a popular base for walkers and hikers and is a good starting point to explore the Cheviot Hills.

St Mary's church dates back to about 1764 with a later, early 20th century extension. The church is situated near the town centre and close to the site of the old stone tower on Tower Hill.


St Mary's Church

Tower hill is the site of Wooler Tower, a stone tower built in the early 16th century to replace a 12th century wooden fort. Unfortunately very little remains today and the site is now occupied by the Wear Memorial.


War Memorial on Tower Hill

A short drive or walk from the town is Wooler Common. Whether is a short walk or a few days hiking ts woodland and gentle rolling hills make Wooler common the ideal place to start exploring the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland National Park.




Cheviot Hills

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