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Scottish Borders Battlefield Walks

Scottish Borders Battlefield Walks. History comes to life when walking around these ancient Borders battlefield sites, especially when combined with the attractive countryside of Northumbria and the Scottish Borders. Historian, experienced walker and author Brian Conduit, has produced a collection of 22 walks describing military engagements covering the most important battlefield sites in this wild region and beautiful part of Britain. Many have features of interest nearby, ruined castles, old churches, abbeys and historic Roman sites, to add to the interest and enjoyment of the visit. The walks feature military events spanning almost 2000 years of history: the building of Hadrian’s Wall, the grandest military monument in the whole of Britain; the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793, the first recorded on these shores; sieges of the two greatest border strongholds, Carlisle and Berwick-upon-Tweed; the fates of abbeys on both sides of the border when caught up in the incessant warfare; and in more recent times, a surprise attack by the German navy on the east coast of England at the start of World War I. Battlefield Walks: Northumbria and the Scottish Borders.

 

Scottish Borders Walks

Scottish Borders Walks. Here are 25 walks in the Lammermuir, Moorfoot and Tweedsmuir Hills, an area steeped in history and legend. It is a land of bright waters, wide moorland, rounded hills and forested glens. The walks lead to ancient burial grounds, prehistoric hill forts and romantic Border abbeys, as well as the haunts of Sir Walter Scott, James Hogg and John Buchan around the Tweed and Ettrick valleys and St Mary's Loch. This new edition brings the walker fully up-to-date with new developments in the area, including walks linked to the Southern Upland Way and recently opened routes in this paradise for ramblers. The 25 Walks books are practical guides and attractive souvenirs. Written by experienced authors, they can be used with confidence. The carefully selected local walks are accompanied by easy-to-use maps and colour photographs. Borders (25 Walks).

St Cuthbert's Way Official Guide The official trail guide to St Cuthbert's Way. Visiting a number of places closely associated with the saint's life, this newly developed walk is full of historical interest and natural beauty. St Cuthbert is said to have started his ministry in Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finished in Holy Island, and today's pilgrims will link these places by a route which culminates in the Holy Island causeway at Beal.

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