Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Alwinton - Clennell Street

This is the start of Clennel Street from the village of Alwinton. Clennel Street is an ancient drover trail that joins Morpeth on the English side to Kelso on the Scottish. A previous name for this route is 'Ermspath', which is Old English for 'eagles path', again indicating a route across the Cheviot hills towards Scotland. In addition to drovers, the routes were well trodden by Reviers and Wardens guarding the Marshes. The Marshes had 'trysting places' where both English and Scottish Wardens would meet to discuss and adjudicate on criminality and trespass on both sides of the border

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