Harbottle Lough & the Drake Stones

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Our route takes us up onto the moors above Harbottle to visit 'The Drake Stone', Northumberland's largest single outcrop of fell sandstone, 9 metres high and in excess of 2000 tons and said to have magical healing powers. We then pass the side of Harbottle Lough with its hypothermic waters and the moorside littered with old millstones. Following the side of West Wood we walk down onto the farm track with excellent views over to Alwinton and the Cheviot Hills to the River Coquet, which we cross via the road bridge. Passing Low Alwinton and the church we follow the 'Border Country Ride' bridleway back to Harbottle with a visit to the 12th Century castle remains.

England - North England - Northumberland - Northumberland National Park

Features

Birds, Castle, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Pub, River, Wildlife
16/09/2009 - Adrian Perkins

Many thanks to Julia for her update to this walk. Adrian (Admin)

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