Four Bastles and a Temple

Event date:
15th May 2022
Billsmoor Foot National Park Car Park

Starting at the car park at Billsmoorfoot, we follow the road towards Raw Farm. We then head north to look at the remains of ‘Craig Bastle’, now incorporated into a farm house.

We follow the track to the mysterious ‘Pedlar’s stone’ before heading west a short distance across the moor to visit the Romano British shrine to the Celtic god Cocidius. Re-tracing our steps we head south, and visit the ‘Raw’ bastle and hear about the murder of Margaret Crozier.

Everything you need to know

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 8 miles

Category: Moderate 6

Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Please note - dogs are not permitted on this guided walk.

Starting point (please meet here approximately 10 minutes before the walk start time): Billsmoor Foot National Park Car Park

From Newcastle take the A68 or A696 towards Otterburn. Turn of on the B6341 to Elsdon and continue north for a further 2 miles. The Car Park is on the left.

OS Grid Ref: NY 943 967

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For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open-country, postcodes cover a large area. Whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

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