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Ford & Etal

Ford Etal Heatherslaw Light Railway

You need to drive up the A697 through Wooler, and Milfield, then take the B road off to the right to Ford and Etal (B6353 and B6354).

These twin 19th century planned villages have an impressive range of attractions. They include Heatherslaw Cornmill (a working, water-driven flour mill on the banks of the River Till), Heatherslaw Light Railway (which runs for 2 miles between the mill and Etal village), Etal Castle (with its special exhibition on the nearby Battle of Flodden) and Lady Waterford Hall. Excellent salmon and trout fishing is available on the River Till. The "Black Bull" in Etal is Northumberland's only thatched pub.

A 2 mile path linking Etal village with Heatherslaw Mill can be used for outward or return journeys for users of the light railway. The path is also suitable for wheelchair (or pushchair) users and for cyclists. Cycles can be hired from the Heatherslaw Mill Visitor Centre.


Last updated: 8 October, 2007
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