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Guided Walk - Looking down on Elsdon

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Old School House Tea Room

Elsdon

NE19 1AA

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Learn about the history of Elsdon, one of the most complete examples of a medieval settlement in the Northumberland National Park.

From the tea room we head west and then south to reach the top of Gallow Hill, which is reputed to have Border Reiver connections, Our route then takes us east with splendid views along the ridge before descending to the Tod(Fox) holes and into Harwood forest. Emerging from the forest we turn north and then west to reach Landshot Hill and a fine viewpoint over the village. Descending, we enter the village via the ancient Motte and Bailley castle and then tour the village itself before heading for the tea rooms.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside and enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.

Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.

Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Whilst well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, please take note of any specific instructions by the walk leader and the concerns of others. If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Distance: 8.5 miles

Category: Moderate - medium length walks of 5-16km (3-10 miles) on hilly ground with rising and falling levels. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Directions: From Newcastle take the A68 or A696 towards Otterburn. Elsdon is 3 miles east on the B6341. The Tea Room is opposite the church.

OS grid ref: NY 936 933

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.

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