Tweed Walkway: Norham - Berwick

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Our starting point at Norham Bridge looks toward Ladykirk. The church was built by James IV to give thanks for a safe crossing. Three years later, in 1513, he and the flower of Scotland perished at Flodden, five miles upstream. We pass Norham Castle, subject of a Turner painting and meander along the riverbank before the chance to pause in Horncliffe for food and drink.

From here we continue past one of the first suspension bridges in the country, glimpse Paxton House on the northern bank and so by easy paths come to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The most northerly town in England, Berwick has changed hands fourteen times, retains the finest extant Elizabethan fortifications in the nation and is well worth a visit. The unusual and imaginative shops in Bridge Street, at the end of this walk, are particularly enjoyable. Berwick is also home to the largest swan colony in the British Isles.

England - North England - Northumberland - Tweed Valley


Ancient Monument, Birds, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Pub, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Wildlife
8/25/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Robert Gemmell for his update for this walk. August 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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