Wooler and Glendale

Gateway to the Cheviot Hills

Heritage Sites

See 5000 years of man's history in just one day or maybe we can tempt you to take a little longer. From prehistoric cup & ring motifs carved into sandstone outcrops, henges and numerous strategically sited hillforts including the site of the palace of the ancient kings of Northumbria - Ad Gefrin, you can go on to visit one of Britain's most important battle sites – Flodden field. Ancient castles, pele towers and bridges dot the area. The Market Town of Wooler and many picturesque villages containing historic churches and buildings are embedded in a beautiful rural landscape dominated by the mighty whale-backed form of Cheviot, the remnants of the most northerly volcano in England.

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The battle of Homildon or Humbleton Hill, sometimes also known as the battle of Millfield, was fought on the 14th September 1402 between an army of Northumbrians led by Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland and force of Scottish raiders commanded by Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas. ...
The Battle of Hedgeley Moor on 25 April 1464, was a battle of the Wars of the Roses.
The Battle of Flodden Field


Of the many battles fought between English and Scottish armies over the centauries, few match the ferocity and slaughter that took place one rainy September afternoon in 1513 between Branxton Hill and Flodden Hill in north Northumberland.
Maelmin - Henge


4000 year old henge site with an interpretation trail.
Ad Gefrin


Royal township of the 6th c Anglo-Saxon kings of Northumbria.
Four sites close together on the moor.
These markings are on a huge natural, whaleback shape of sandstone outcrop, within woodland close to the road.
Many markings dot the hillside, explore and enjoy.
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