Friday, August 09, 2019

River Tweed and Horncliffe Walk

This pleasant circular walk is about 2 miles and takes you along the banks of the River Tweed to the village of Horncliffe, returning via the Chain Bridge Honey Farm. The walk starts on the Northumberland side of the Union Chain Bridge but there are parking areas on both sides of the river.


River Tweed from the Union Chain Bridge

1. From the bridge start to walk up the hill towards the Honey Farm and turn onto the footpath on the right which will take you along the banks of the river. 



2. Continue along the path before reaching a bench where you can sit and admire the fabulous views of the river and bridge. Follow the path, crossing a small wooden bridge before reaching a gate. 

Footpath

River Tweed and the Union Chain Bridge



3. Pass through the gate but instead of continuing on the path beside the river go through a wooden gate on your left and head across a field to a metal gate at the top. 


Looking back to the river from the field. 

4. Go through the gate and cut across the track to an area of woodland opposite with a yellow footpath sign. Follow the path uphill via some steps and on reaching the top turn right. As you follow this path the village of Horncliffe appears ahead of you. Continue along this path until it leads into the village.  Turn left at The Fisher's Arms and follow the road to a junction signposted to Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

The Fisher's Arms

Horncliffe Village

5. Turn left and walk along the road passing a large house on the left. After the house turn left and follow the road downhill past the Honey Farm and view point  to the bridge. 

River and Bridge from the view point.

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