A village surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.
Approximately ten miles to the northwest of Rothbury, at the point where the River Alwin joins the River Coquet lies the village of Alwinton. Alwinton, the last village in Upper Coquetdale, is surrounded by rolling hills. It is a great starting point for walks on the Border Ridge.
It is a small but vibrant community and at the heart is its pub; the aptly named Rose and Thistle. The pub brings together the national emblems from both sides of the Border. Previously known at Allenton, there are also some fantastic horse riding routes in the Coquet Valley around Alwinton, which are perfect for mountain bikers too.
Alwinton is also the starting point for a number of sporting events during the year including the Alwinton Round and the Cheviot Challenge. Both are organised as fundraising events for the local Mountain Rescue Teams.
Alwinton Car Park is a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site. It’s uniquely dark skies mean it’s the perfect place to indulge in some stargazing.