The Border Roads have been used for trading, driving livestock and moving troops, as well as smuggling and raiding. They reveal how people have used and negotiated the landscape for thousands of years. As well as the recognition it brings, it delivers a valuable practical benefit. This year we started work on a three-year study of an important medieval site in the Cheviot foothills, and the bursary will support our continuing work there. As part of the project, the group has produced two books, published by Northern Heritage.
Members have also run archaeology sessions and field trips for schools and given talks to hundreds of people from other groups. As a national park authority we can take inspiration from this work and are currently looking at how we can learn more about our Cheviot heritage. The group explored trails such as Clennell Street, Salters Road, Dere Street and The Street, recording Bronze Age hut circles, Iron Age forts, Roman camps, medieval field systems, defensive towers, 19th Century illicit whisky stills, and abandoned farmsteads.
We explain what they are. They are scattered across the county in the hills, valleys, scarplands and on the coast. Sites featured include locations off the 'Alemouth Road' from Hexham to Rothbury; hidden valleys and waterfalls at Linhope Spout, Roughting Linn and Hareshaw Linn; seascapes; abandoned settlements and industry centres; pilgrimage routes; graveyards, and the remarkable rock formations that make up much of the landscape.
Northumberland hides some of its history in names, and these too are revealed. Throughout are the author's reflections on the significance of what is seen and known. Add to Wishlist. Newsletter Signup Email Address. First Name.
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