Ford and Etal Guided Day Walk

Walk Borders have a number of guided walks planned for 2012. The next one is on 12th May and covers Ford & Etal. They say on their website “Following our popular walk at Flodden Field last February, we return to Northumberland and the unspoilt Till Valley, just south of the River Tweed.

Our walk begins at the pretty village with its fine 14th century castle and thatched cottage. Our walk takes us along the banks of the River Till – expect a heron or too – and through gently rolling country side to Etal Moor. Expect sweeping views to Branxton Hill, where James IV’s army regrouped before Flodden, and northwards to the Eildon Hills. There are signs of mining on Etal Moor.

Our walk includes a visit to Ford, a model village and home to the Lady Waterford Gallery and Horseshow Forge, and Heatherslaw, with its working water driven corn mill. Our return to Etal is on the Heatherslaw Light Railway, a narrow gauge steam railway running along the Till Valley.

Overall Distance 8/9 miles; some climbing; riverside paths, minor road; hillside and farm tracks.

To book a place on this walk please contact learmont.mackenzie@gmail.com .

Price £15 per person.”

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