Videos tagged with "northumberland"
Tweed & Till walk, Northumberland. © [01:15]
This circular walk starts by Twizel bridge on the Berwick to Cornhill Road and follows the River Till under the railway bridge to the confluence with the River Tweed. It then follows the Tweed eastwards before cutting across the field to head up a bank where it meets a country road. Here you go straight ahead along the road, past some cottages on the right until the road bears left. After a short distance you reach a stile on the right. Cross the stile and head diagonally across the field past Twizel Castle on the right until you reach a stile in the bottom right corner of the field. This takes you onto a track which heads back down hill with the river below to reach your starting point. This walk is approximately 4.5 miles long and is graded easy. For reference I got this walk from Walks in the Secret Kingdom by Edward Baker which is no longer in print. Wherever you go stay safe, plan ahead, let people know where you are going, take maps & compass with your gps and follow the country code. It is best to ask permission to camp outside of official campsites although the law for campers is different in Scotland and England. Music : Benny Hawes. Drift
Bagpipe at the border to Scotland ! Sept. 2012 , Northumberland ! [02:49]
We were on our way back to Newcastle. This Bagpiper gives us a last farewell...... :-) Video made by Troll-Studio 11 Northumberland . Sept. 2012
Berwick castle wall and Scotland / England Border. [03:36]
The castle was founded in the 12th century by the Scottish King David 1. In 1296-8, the English King Edward 1 had the castle rebuuilt and the town fortified, before it was returned to Scotland. In 1330 "Domino Roberto de Lawedre" of the Bass described as Custodian or Keeper of the Marches and the Castle of Berwick-upon-Tweed, received, apparently upon the termination of his employment there, £33. 6s.8p, plus a similar amount, from the Scottish Exchequer. The town and castle changed hands several times during the English-Scottish conflicts. In 1464 The exchequer Rolls of Scotland record that Robert Lauder of Edrington was paid £20 for repairs made to Berwick Castle. In the 16 th century, during the reign of Elizabeth 1, the walls were strengthened with the addition of two semi-circular artillery flanking towers, one at the river's edge and the other on the angle of the curtain wall. The English - Scottish border is the official border and mark of entry between Scotland and England. For centuries until the Union of the Crowns, the region on either side of the boundary was a lawless territory suffering from the repeated raids in each direction of the Border Reivers. Following the Treaty of Union 1707 which united Scotland and England to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, the Border continues to form the boundary of two distinct legal jurisdictions as the treaty between the two countries guaranteed the continued separation of English law and Scots law.
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Warkworth Castle, Part 2, Morpeth, Northumberland. [05:49]
The earliest record of Warkworth was in the eigth centuary but there was no Castle untill the 12th centuary. ( The 1st building was probably a wooden construction). It was built by Henry the son of King David 1 of Scotland who owned the land at that time. Henry had the title Earl Henry of Northumberland at a time when the north of England was part of Scotland. Edward 111 granted Warkworth and its Castle to Henry de Percy 11 in 1332. The castle passsed back and forth between the Percy family and the royal family for centuries. .
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