Visit The Last Black House

Event date:
17th October 2021
Catcleugh Reservoir Entrance

Find out about the fascinating history of Catcleugh Reservoir and visit the Black House, the last remaining dwelling that was built to house the reservoir construction workers and their families in the late 19th Century.

Lovingly restored it contains many artefacts of the period. We will also take a short stroll through the woodland to the Dam Wall to view the reservoir, passing some remarkable features of Victorian engineering on the way. We will also visit Byrness Church and the Old School.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed.

Accompanied children go free.

For further details please contact [email protected]

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Everything you need to know

Duration: 2 hrs

Distance: 1 mile

Category: Easy

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Catcleugh Reservoir Entrance

OS Grid Ref: NT 752 032

Postcode: NE19 1TX

The entrance gate is situated on the left-hand side of the A68 about 1 mile past Byrness. The gate will be open from around 1.00pm when you can drive in and park in front of the Black House.

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, so, 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.