Travelling to the west of Newcastle along the Tyne Valley this tour takes in the sights of two ancient towns; Hexham and Corbridge. While the former has Anglo-Saxon roots the later started as a Celtic tribal gathering place, but both offer a fantastic day out for history buffs and culture enthusiasts alike!
Travelling to the west of Newcastle along the Tyne Valley this tour takes in the sights of two ancient towns.
Firstly, you'll see Corbridge with its Bronze Age and Roman foundations followed by Hexham - an Anglo-Saxon settlement and seat of the Bishop of Hexham St. Wilfred. Following antiquity and Anglo-Saxon history, both towns suffered during the border conflicts during the middle ages with Scotland - both having been sacked by William Wallace during his attacks on England. Even peace with Scotland did not help as the border was taken over by reivers - fierce border families who held both England and Scotland to ransom with their attacks.
This tour will also show you the natural beauty of the Tyne Valley and Northumberland.
The terrain of the North East of England is steep and uneven. This tour may be unsuitable for those who are recovering from injuries or do not feel comfortable on long distance walks
Minimum age of 15 years
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