Bowmont Water
This beautiful stream flows north from the Cheviot Hills and down through Yetholm.
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Branton, Former Presbyterian Church.

Now a private residence.
Isabella Embleton, who married Thomas Herbert (1796), was christened here in 1804.
The steps at the side of the building were to aid churchgoers in mounting a horse.
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Branxton, Flodden Field Battle Site
South-east of Coldstream. The battle of Flodden Field took place near here in 1513.
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Cheviot Hills, Cocklaw
A hill at the head of Bowmont Water.
William Wanless Herbert took sheep from here in 1842.
After serving time for the crime he was exiled to Australia.
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Cheviot, Pennine Way Track
From ‘Clennell Street’ the track continues north along the ridge to The Cheviot.
The Pennine Way walking track finishes at Kirk Yetholm.
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Cheviot Hills, Pennine Way
The track from Cocklaw to Alwinton crosses the Pennine Way here.
The track is called ‘Clennell Street’ from Roman times.
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Cheviot Track
A track crosses The Cheviot from the Pennine Way.
It descends to Harthope Burn, which flows through Coldgate Mill to join Wooler Water.
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Coldgate Mill, Happy Valley
A very fitting name for this valley above Coldgate Mill.
Water for the mill was diverted just above this small fall.
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Coldgate Mill
Coldgate Mill is on Harthope Burn just south of Wooler.
Thomas Herbert (1796) was a miller here in 1837 before migrating to Canada.
Coldgate Mill and adjoining cottages now provide holiday accommodation – see www.coldgatemill.co.uk.
Diana Stone and her husband Adam will be your hosts.
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Coldstream, Tweed River Bridge
In older times young couples crossed this bridge into Scotland to be married.
A small residence at the Scottish end of the bridge provided a drive-up service!
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Coldstream, Tweed River
Coldstream is where you enter Scotland when heading north-west from Wooler.
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Craig Farm, near Otterburn
After farming near Biddlestone the Herbert family moved further south.
Robert Herbert (1800), brother of Thomas who emigrated to Canada, farmed here.
The old building adjoining the house was a peel house, a stone fortification.
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Earle, Old Farm Building
This was the original farm building at Earle near Wooler.
The building is now used by the Dodds family as a garage.
Robert Herbert (1768) and his wife Isabella, nee Wanless, moved here in about 1810 from Whitehall.
Robert’s youngest sons – Andrew (1811), William (1812) and John (1814) were born here.
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Earle, Old farm Cottages
These farm buildings are well preserved with their original fire places.
The clay pan-tile roofing predates slate roofing.
The cottages now only accommodate hens.
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Edlingham, Old Bridge
Edlingham is just off the road between Rothbury and Alnwick.
(Don’t confuse this town with Eglingham between Alnwick and Wooler).
The old bridge is still in use.
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