Battle of Flodden Field Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Sep 05
2020

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Sep 5 at 05:00:00
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approximately 12.1 miles with some potentially muddy fields

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.

Photo Credits:

Photos were all taken by the event leader while out on recce of this route and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for their use.

Branxton Flodden Field Cross Taken By Markster
Branxton Flodden Field Memorial Looking Towards King's Stone Taken By Markster
Pond Near East Learmouth Taken By Markster
Track Bed Of Alnwick to Cornhill On Tweed Disused Railway Taken By Markster
Coldstream Marketplace Taken By Markster
Sign on Former Cornhill On Tweed Railway Taken By Markster
Coldstream Bush By River Tweed With Butterfly Taken By Markster
Branxton Flodden Field Cross Taken By Markster
Branxton Flodden Field Memorial Looking Towards King's Stone Taken By Markster
Pond Near East Learmouth Taken By Markster
Track Bed Of Alnwick to Cornhill On Tweed Disused Railway Taken By Markster
Coldstream Marketplace Taken By Markster
Sign on Former Cornhill On Tweed Railway Taken By Markster
Coldstream Bush By River Tweed With Butterfly Taken By Markster

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