A breathtaking setting for walks and picnics

The Breamish Valley is also one of the important archaeological landscapes in England. On the hills are remains ranging from Neolithic and Bronze Age burials to hill forts, farmsteads, field systems and deserted medieval villages. The haugh land (pronounced “hoff”) either side of the River Breamish has been visited by generations of visitors to picnic and wile away the day watching the wildlife around them.

History of the Breamish Valley

The Salters Road runs from the upper Breamish Valley across the Cheviots into Scotland.

This was the historic pack-horse route for carrying salt from the coast into the Scottish borders.

On the hills above the Breamish Valley are many archaeological remains of earlier occupations, from Neolithic and Bronze Age burial sites to hillforts, farmsteads, field systems and deserted medieval villages.