Battle of Flodden Field Walk
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This walk journeys from the Tweed and then along through relatively flat but scenic farmland to the site of the Battle of Flodden. Over five hundred years ago, a battle took place between the Scots led by James IV and the English. The English won, but it was such a bloody battle, that to this day it is marked by a memorial.
Before reaching the historic site, you can see the King's Stone. This is said to be where James IV died in battle, however it is a little way away from the battlefield and it's suggested that it is actually an ancient tribal gathering stone.
At Flodden, we'll no doubt have our lunch and a bit of a wander round the field before continuing. After lunch it's onward to East Learmouth with views of the rolling countryside before joining the track bed of the former Alnwick to Cornhill branch line.
On arrival at Cornhill, we'll either stop off for refreshments there or we'll continue to the end for post walk refreshments.
Photos were all taken by the event leader while out on recce of this route and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for their use.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking.
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: Proper walking trousers. Breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch.