Walking the Rothbury Carriageway

Recently I walked a couple of routes using the old carriageway of Cragside Estate, the past home of Sir William Armstrong, now a National Trust property. The drive was constructed to give Sir William and his guests a scenic countryside drive.

The area is not within the present boundaries of the NT property, but above the town of Rothbury on heather clad hills.

At this time of year the heather is stunning and there are excellent views across to Simonside and over to the Cheviot hills.


There are many interesting features on the way around, including many ancient cairns, sheepfolds and old boundary stones.


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