Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Visiting the Battlefield of Hexham, 1464
There is a hill to be negotiated on this walk, but it is neither steep nor high. The majority of the walk is over surfaced lanes, with one stretch through woodland where the footpath has a firm surface.
Hexham is well served by buses and rail, but no public transport link runs to the battlefield itself.
There is very limited parking space beside the bridge at Linnels where the walk begins and ends.
There are no refreshment facilities on this walk, though both pubs serving meals and shops selling snacks and soft drinks can be found in Hexham, two miles to the northwest up the B6306.
There is much to see in the town, including the Abbey and Moot Hall which stood here in 1464 – and the fatal Market Place, now a busy shopping area.
from BATTLEFIELD WALKS IN NORTHUMBERLAND by Rupert Matthews