An area packed with iconic sights and ancient mystery

Here you will find picturesque Harbottle with its ruined castle and the beautiful village of Alwinton. Discover mysterious rock art at Lordenshaws and the wild, open views of the Simonside Hills.

Andrew Miller


I love fell running and there’s nowhere better than a run out from Upper Coquetdale and along the border ridge, taking in Beefstand Hill and Windy Gyle. The views are incredible and you’ve a good chance to see some Cheviot wild goats or a raven overhead and afterwards a rewarding pint at the Rose & Thistle in Alwinton.....heaven!

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