Clennell Street is an important trading route that has been used for many centuries linking Morpeth with Kelso.
A popular section of this route links the Coquet Valley at Alwinton to head of the Bowmont Valley at Cocklawfoot. It is now a very popular route with walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Many interesting features are passed along the route including Castle Hills, one of the many Iron Age hillforts in the area. Another is the Clennell Street Cross Dyke. The purpose of the dyke was to funnel the driven cattle through the gap in a compact group along the drove road. This would reduce the chance of them straying down the steeper sides of the ridge.