Take a walk through moorland sheep country
Take an invigorating walk to Cochrane Pike to see some spectacular views.
This walk takes you through moorland sheep country surrounded by the sounds of the curlew, oyster catcher, skylark and meadow pipit. You may see buzzard or kestrel, or the recently-arrived red kite in the skies, and the heron in the river valley.
At Turf Knowe, the remains of two Bronze Age (2,500 to 800 BC) burials can be seen – a circular group of stones surrounds two cists or “coffins” on one side, and slightly higher up is a tri-radial cairn (three-armed). The finds from these sites can be seen at the Ingram Cafe, with a film about the excavations.
To the east, cultivation terraces can be seen on the hillside which were used to grow barley and oats. Faced with a shortage of well-drained flat land. Ancient people went to considerable effort to create additional space for crops. On Cochrane Pike, the remains of four hut circles can be made out.
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