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    Horncliffe to Norham Circular Walk


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    The Horncliffe to Norham Circular Walk is a fantastic walking route in Northumberland that will take you along the scenic banks of the River Tweed to visit Norham Castle. While out walking the trail, you will enjoy scenic views across the river to Scotland as you make your way to the 12th Century Castle, before returning through the open farmland. This is a great adventure for anyone with an interest in history or those who enjoy scenic riverside views.

    Route Description for Horncliffe to Norham Circular Walk

    If you are hoping to take a scenic walk in Northumberland that will showcase the natural beauty of the region and allow you to visit an interesting historical site that played an important role in several conflicts between the English and the Scots, then the Horncliffe to Norham Circular Walk will be the perfect route for you.

    Setting out from the trailhead in the heart of Horncliffe, you will follow along the banks of the River Tweed to the southwest, enjoying the views across the waterway that forms part of the border between England and Scotland. Here, you will traverse a mixture of woodland and open fields that offer a relaxing setting to walk through.

    Eventually, you will arrive at the site of Norham Castle, which dates back to the 12th Century and was critical in the defence of Northern England from Scottish invaders. After exploring the area surrounding the castle, you will make your way east along the road for a short distance, before cutting across the open farmland to the northeast to return to Horncliffe. Here, you will make your way back through the village towards the trailhead, where you can stop off at the Fishers Arms for a quick post-walk pint before heading home.

    Getting to the Horncliffe to Norham Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Horncliffe to Norham Circular Walk can be found on Main Street in Horncliffe, across from the Fishers Arms.

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