Take a leisurely walk along quiet valley roads.
This family-friendly walk is suitable for less able users/pushchairs, from Ingram along the River Breamish and past Reaveley Farm.
You are likely to see a variety of wildlife on this walk. Bird life includes buzzard, kestrel and heron and during the summer months curlew and oyster catchers. Red kites have recently returned to the area too. Red squirrels can be seen scurrying around the trees at the visitor centre.The River Breamish also provides a home to dippers, grey wagtails and otters.
Roadside hedges, made up from ‘thorny’ species such as hawthorn, blackthorn and dog rose, are a valuable habitat for small birds and animals. They provide food, shelter and for many species somewhere to nest.
On the walk you will see Heddon Hill. The parallel lines of earthworks running across the face of the hill are thought to be cultivation terraces dating back to Anglian times before the Norman Conquest. Faced with a shortage of well- drained flat land, people went to considerable effort digging into the hillside to create level areas on which to grow crops of barley and oats.
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