Monday 4th May 2020
This is one of our most popular walks, taking in a lovely area of rural Northumberland and beginning in the village of Colwell. We leave Colwell to head up towards the Blue Crags Hillfort, a defended settlement of Iron Age/Romano-British date. Carrying on to the north we reach shrunken medieval remains including the Tower and Fishpond of Little Swinburne, which date back to 1296. We are now in Border Raiders countryside; we turn to follow the Carrier’s Lane south towards the end of the reservoir at Hallington, then head west along the southern edge of the reservoirs, through farmland back towards Colwell.
|Meet:||10:00 Colwell Village, GR: NY954754|
|Grade:||Grade 3 Energetic
Ascent/Descent: 500 feet