The forest section on the Sandstone Way between Simonside and the Gibbet road through Harwood Forest is currently closed as all forest roads are busy with Forestry tackle and equipment removing fallen trees. This section is likely to stay closed until Easter such is the scale of damage. Please respect this. The alternative route is all on tarmac from Rothbury firstly using the back road then the B 6341 over Billsmoor before dropping down into Elsdon.
We can provide gpx files for the route to use after Easter for a donation which goes towards route management. The route has no funding other than what we can raise.