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The Flodden Trail

(Coldstream via Jedburgh to Hawick)

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Welcome to the Flodden Self Drive Audio Trail



After a look at Coldstream, we're quickly at Flodden Battlefield to learn about a devastating day for Scotland. Then to the Bowmont Valley - small, pretty roads in the foothills of the Cheviots. We hear from the gypsies at Kirk Yetholm and then to Cessford, the great castle of the Kerrs, with a glimpse into the reiving life of a Border 'heidsman'.  We cross Roman 'Dere Street' before dropping into Jedburgh with its stunning medieval abbey. A little about English raiding in the Borders, then we pass through Denholm, birthplace of two substantial literary men. Finally to Hawick, 'Home of Cashmere', and we hear about the town's 1514 tradition, arriving there to the strains of their famous anthem 'Teribus'. 

This trail starts at The Hirsel Arts and Crafts Centre.
The trail length is 40 miles, driving time is approximately 1 ¼ hr and the trail, with recommended stops, will probably take you a full day.


This trail will be available in September 2020.

Please explore the trail map and plan your day by taking advantage of your Reivers Pass, free when you buy this trail.
 
For the best audio experience please download our free App to your Mobile/Tablet device enabling GPS activation and allowing you to relax, and just Drive and Discover.
 


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Audio information

Narrator: Alastair Cunningham
Historic Guides: Kester Webster (Tom Fleck)
and Derick Tait (Sir Andrew Kerr)
Sung Ballads: Joyce Tinlin
Poems: Ian Landles and Bob Lawson

'One Call of a King' written and sung by Alan Brydon.
Drone footage by Above the Borders
and Borders Aerial Photography

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