How to get there: Leave the A69 & take the A6079 north. Turn left onto the B6318 to Chollerford, then take the B6320 to Bellingham, at the roundabout. Turn left from Bellingham & follow the signs for Kielder Water & Forest. Just before the reservoir, turn right into Falstone.
Grid Reference: NY 723 874
Nearest Postcode: NE48 1AA
Parking: Parking at Falstone Old School Tearooms.
Facilities: Falstone Old School Tearooms.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1 From the car park, turn left out of here and walk to the junction. Take a left to head toward the railway arch. Heading beneath this, turn left to go up a track reaching a gate. This will bring you onto the old railway line. Continue on this track.
2 The railway track reaches a forestry track, which you should join, taking a left onto it then down toward the farm. You will head through a gate, then onto the road and over a bridge. Head through the next gate and into a field, with the route following along the River North Tyne and back toward the village.
3 When you reach the turn in the road, with the tennis court on the corner, continue on the path alongside the river. Head through a gate and then onto the path to a stone bridge. Head left here, through another gate until you reach the road back up to the start point.