- 21/01/2024 at 10:30 am
- Elsdon Tea Room
Rub shoulders with the Border Reivers on this tour of the hills surrounding Elsdon, and then explore the village and its history.
From the tea room, we cross the village and make a short detour to visit a superb example of a Motte and Bailey castle- the best preserved in the area. Returning to our path we make the ascent to Landshot Hill which has great views over the village.
We then head east and drop down to enter the Harwood forest. Emerging close to the Todhole Farms we climb again to the south of the village with more great views. Travelling along the ridge, we reach Gallow Hill of Border Reiver fame. Continuing west we descend through the Haining Conservation area before turning east and entering the village across the medieval Green, and return to the Tea Room for a well earned cuppa– and some “Gibbett” cake!
Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink for the break. Please be aware that dogs are not permitted at this event.
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 8 miles
Meeting place/walk start point: Elsdon Village Tea Room
Postcode: NE19 1AA
Grid Ref: NY936932
Directions: From Newcastle take the A68 or A696 towards Otterburn. Turn of on the B6341 to Elsdon. The Tea Room is on the left of the Village Green (flying a Flag) Parking at the Tea Room or to the right of the Green, below 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.