- 21/02/2024 at 10:30 am
- Alnham Church, Northumberland
A most wonderful walk in wild , wide open spaces, where there are stories from tragic events to be told.
This is a circular route from St Michael’s church in Alnham. It offers spectacular views over an historic landscape and visits two memorials to tragic events. We follow Salter’s Road, an ancient droving route, before traversing across access land to visit the Shepherds’ Cairn. On the way we pass close to the sites of ancient settlements and farmsteads.
Climbing from the cairn up to High Knowes we continue over to Cobden and then contour around the upland terrain to Nellie Heron’s memorial stone. Before returning to Alnham via Salters Road we ascend Hart Law for more outstanding views including over the former medieval village of Leafield Edge.
Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink for the break.
Dogs are not permitted at this event.
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 8 miles
Meeting place/walk start point: Alnham Church
Postcode: NE66 4TJ
Grid Ref: NT996109
From Rothbury take the B6341 west to Thropton. At the ‘Cross Keys’ take the road on the right for Netherton, at the school junction turn right for Alnham. Park on the grass verge in front of the church.
For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open-country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.