A motorcyclist has died following a crash in the Hunter Valley this morning

A motorcyclist has died following a crash in the Hunter Valley this morning.

About 7.15am today (Monday, March 8), emergency services were called to the Old New England Highway at Liddell following reports a motorcycle had left the road and rolled down an embankment.

Upon arrival, the rider - believed to be a man aged in his 40s - was located deceased; he is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District have established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.