Two Towers and a Ring Marked Rock Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 08
2020

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Aug 8 at 05:00:00
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Approximately 11 Miles with uphill and downhill stretches and some rocky uneven wet moorland

A walk with towers, marked rocks, uphill, downhill, moorland, and great views.

This walk heads upward away from the Coquet and on to the first tower, which is actually a folly that was built to relieve unemployment of stone masons.

It's then over Whitton Burn to the cup and ring marked rock before heading on up to St Oswald's Way. We'll probably stop for lunch at Coquet Cairn before heading on to Selby's Cove.

The route then continues with views of the Simonside and then down through the woods to the second and last tower. Tosson Tower is a peel tower that was built around 600 years ago as a defence against invading Scots. It was also a refuge for villagers from the Border Reivers.

From the tower it's downward to the Coquet and along to Rothbury for post walk refreshments.

Photo Credits:

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

Rothbury Sharps Folly Taken By Markster
Rothbury Ring Marked Rock Taken By Markster
Rothbury Selbys Cove Taken By Markster
Rothbury Ducks By Coquet Taken By Markster
Rothbury River Coquet Taken By Markster
Rothbury Tosson Tower Taken By Markster Cropped By Markster
Rothbury Sharps Folly Taken By Markster
Rothbury Ring Marked Rock Taken By Markster
Rothbury Selbys Cove Taken By Markster
Rothbury Ducks By Coquet Taken By Markster
Rothbury River Coquet Taken By Markster
Rothbury Tosson Tower Taken By Markster Cropped By Markster

Location

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