Heritage Walk at Hepscott led by John Sadler and David Cowans.
Meet at 10.30am at Hepscott Parish Hall car park.
The walk will take approximately 1 hour and cover 2.5 miles. Walkers will see heritage sites relating to a landscape changing from a 13th century feudal agricultural estate, to public ownership and a 19th century industrial hub, to the present 20th century residential settlement.
The walk is mainly on level, hard surfaces and suitable for all ages.
An all-day guided walk that takes in Edlingham Castle, Lemmington Hall, Serpent’s Column and Alauna Roman Fort. Approximately 7 miles, bring a picnic lunch.
A taster of the Morpeth Heritage and Health Walks which happen every three weekly Fridays. This walk takes in many different heritage sites in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Join a group of experienced walkers and enjoy a visit and talk about Edlingham before moving on. Lemmington Hall and Serpent’s Column are opened especially for this HOD walk and are a must see. Also visit a northerly Roman Fort, Alauna, and imagine what the Romans felt in the cold frontierland of Northumberland. This walk has some steep hills and weather depending, it can be quite muddy. Wear sensible shoes and clothes, best for intermediate-confident walkers.
Access Information: This is a countryside walk, therefore it is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or anyone unable to traverse steep, muddy or uneven ground. Walkers may encounter livestock and vehicles and must be alert to this. Unaccompanied children are not allowed on this walk.
Directions: Follow the B6341 Rothbury-Alnwick road and turn off at the brown signed 11th Century Church/Edlingham Castle. Park in the church carpark, or carefully along the road.