Old Bewick - Blawearie Circular

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From the sleepy hamlet of Old Bewick we follow the track that skirts beneath Bewick Hill, before a short climb up onto the moor. Crossing the heather-clad moorland we reach the eerie ruins of Blawearie, an old farm steading now fallen. From here we cross the bracken-covered hillside and descend to Bewick Folly Farm, where walking through farmland we pass the tiny hamlets' kirk (church) hidden in the woodland, still in use, before returning to the hamlet.

England - North England - Northumberland - Countryside


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Wildlife, Woodland
5/23/2021 - Bryony Pearson

We attempted this walk today, suitably shod in sturdy walking boots as the walk overview said it can be muddy after rain between points 2 and 3. This was perhaps as well as this part was more like a bog, right up and over the top of our boots and almost sucking them off! We managed to get past this obstacle, by then, us and our dogs resembling bog monsters, to be confronted by very unfriendly looking cows blocking the way. We diverted up the hillside, picking our way through the undergrowth to bypass them, to emerge onto the field to find a large herd spread all over it. As they behaved in a particularly threatening way, we clambered over a gap in the wall into the adjacent field. After careful consideration and studying the map, we decided the only sensible option was to make our way down to the road and return to our car, abandoning the rest of the walk. This is the first time we've ever given up on a walk but didn't want to end up both muddy and trampled on! I'm sure in better weather and with the cows in a better mood it would be a lovely walk.

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