Overview

A comprehensive guide to walking The Reivers Way, a long-distance path through Northumberland at the northern edge of England, from Corbridge to Alnmouth. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious border 'reivers' and discover how they survived centuries of strife and warfare. The Reivers Way wanders for 150 miles (240 kilometres) through the wildest and most scenic parts of Northumberland, taking in the North Pennines, Hadrian's Wall, Tynedale, Redesdale, the Simonside Hills, Coquetdale and the Cheviot Hills. ...
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The Reivers Way

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Overview

A comprehensive guide to walking The Reivers Way, a long-distance path through Northumberland at the northern edge of England, from Corbridge to Alnmouth. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious border 'reivers' and discover how they survived centuries of strife and warfare. The Reivers Way wanders for 150 miles (240 kilometres) through the wildest and most scenic parts of Northumberland, taking in the North Pennines, Hadrian's Wall, Tynedale, Redesdale, the Simonside Hills, Coquetdale and the Cheviot Hills. This wild and sparsely populated landscape includes a national park, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a fine heritage coast. This guidebook includes nine days with variants and alternative routes, clearly illustrated on OS map extracts; details of all the services and facilities along the way; background information on local history and heritage; and information about an optional excursion to the bird reserves of the Farne Islands.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849654579
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 9/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over thirty books to his name. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as producing information for tourism groups. Paddy has walked and written about every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. He has walked in many parts of Europe, Nepal, Tibet, Colorado and the Canadian Rockies. He is a member of the Oudoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. While researching routes, Paddy works directly onto a tablet, so that his descriptions are precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them. He takes his own photographs, has appeared on radio and TV, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
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Table of Contents

PREFACE INTRODUCTION Brief History of a Borderland Geology and Scenery Wildlife Access Land and the CROW Act Travel to Northumberland Travel around Northumberland Accommodation Food and Drink Money Tourist Information Centres Planning Your Walk Rescue Services THE ROUTE Day 1 Corbridge to Allendale Town Day 2 Allendale Town to Bardon Mill Day 3 Bardon Mill to Wark Day 4 Wark to Elsdon Day 5 Elsdon to Rothbury via the Moors Alternative: Elsdon to Rothbury via the Forests Day 6 Rothbury to Uswayford Day 7 Uswayford to Wooler via the Cheviot Alternative: Uswayford to Wooler via Linhope Day 8 Wooler to Bamburgh via Belford Alternative: Wooler to Bamburgh via Chillingham Day 9 Bamburgh to Alnmouth THE FARNE ISLANDS Appendix 1 Route summary table Appendix 2 Accommodation list Appendix 3 Useful information Appendix 4 The Archbishop's Curse
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