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The Flodden Trail

(Coldstream via Jedburgh to Hawick)

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Welcome to the Flodden Self Drive Audio Trail

Hi there, I'm Tom Fleck, farmworker and forester from Yorkshire. One day I found a Herald's seal ring - I'd seen where it fell and was going to sell it but decided to hand it back. Good decision! He game me a job with the pack ponies. When the summer came the Earl of Surrey was mustering troops to face the Scots at Flodden and, me being handy with a bow, was called upon to join the bowmen on the front line of the English Army.

After the battle, for saving the life of a Scottish Bishop I got a bag of coin. So, I've set off to explore the Borderlands and the first folk I've happened upon are a band of gypsies. Join me to hear my story as you Drive and Discover the Flodden Trail.

We're quickly at Flodden Battlefield to learn about a devastating day for Scotland. Then, following the foothills of the Cheviots we're on small pretty roads with wide views and reiving stories. There's qypsy music at Kirk and Town Yetholm - the twin towns where the clan chiefs were buried after Flodden. We cross Roman 'Dere Street' before dropping into Jedburgh with its stunning medievil abbey. The way back to Hawick, home of Scottish knitwear, is by Denholm, birthplace of two extraordinary men who made an impact on the world.

Trail length is 40 miles, driving time is approximately 1 ¼ hr and the trail will take you a full day.


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Audio information

Narrator - Alastair Cunningham
Historic Guide - Tom Fleck
Sung Ballads – Kathy Hobkirk & Dougie Telfer

Musical excerpts from The Reivers Moon
By kind permission from Ian Landles and Alan Brydon

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