Ford - Ford Moss Circular

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From the old village of Ford, with its castle built in 1227 by Ordinal de Forde & church we walk across farmland to Routin Lynn where Cup and Ring marks can be seen, then over moorland to Ford Moss Nature reserve. Here a raised peat bog has been formed over the last 5000 years in a natural basin. Much of it is covered with Heather, Cotton grass and Sphagnum moss along with Sundew and Cranberry. Look out for Short Eared Owls and Skylarks amongst the wildlife in this quiet little area where a mining village once stood, but now only the chimney remains. Returning to the village, the Lady Waterford Hall can be visited, where the walls are adourned with 100 year old murals.

Note (Oct 2014): we have had a report of a deep ditch across the bridleway between waymarks 9 and 10, associated with the construction of a wind turbine. We'd appreciate any update on this state of affairs. Thank you!

England - North England - Northumberland - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Moor, Toilets, Wildlife

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