Salters Road and the Shepherds Cairn Walk

Event date:
6th July 2022
Alnham Church

This spectacular walk visits the memorial to two shepherds who lost their lives in 1962.

Starting from the church in Alnham the walk heads north west on Salter’s Road to the ‘Shepherd’s Cairn’ near Ewartly Shank. We then turn south towards Pigdon’s Leap & Tod Stones.  Then, at Hazeltonrig Burn, east for Hazeltonrig & north east to Alnham.

Enjoy some splendid views in this beautiful remote countryside.

Everything you need to know

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 8 miles

Category: Strenuous 8

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): Alnham Church

From Rothbury take the B6341 west to Thropton. At the 'Cross Keys' take the road on the right for Netherton, at the school junction turn right for Alnham. Park on the grass verge in front of the church.

OS Grid Ref: NT 996 109

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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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