For the adventurous of heart Ford and Etal is a great place to discover. Home to the Joicey family for over 100 years,this large, rural Northumberland estate offers a host of places to visit and things to do and a great range of accommodation.
Centred round the picturesque 19th century villages of Ford and Etal, the estate offers countryside enthusiasts a number of activities appealing to all ages. There are numerous walks and bridleways which criss-cross the Estate offering fantastic opportunities for walking and cycling. You can enjoy a short walk with the family or step back in time and visit the 4,000 year old Duddo Standing Stones, a Mesolithic Hut on the Maelmin Heritage trail near Milfield or the infamous Battlefield of Flodden, where in 1513 as many as 14,000 people were killed in a single afternoon.
If you don’t have your own bicycle you can hire one from Heatherslaw Visitor Centre who provide helmets, bike locks and maps and can suggest routes available for all levels of interest and ability.
For the keen horse-rider, Kimmerston Riding Stables offer horse rides and riding holidays of a life-time, including trails through the breathtaking Cheviot Hills and along enigmatic Holy Island.
Fancy a bit of fishing? The beats along the River Till are very user friendly or you can paddle your way upstream on a canoe if you prefer
Whatever your countryside passion, Ford and Etal estate is perfect for those who love the great outdoors. When you’ve finally used up all your energy there are a number of tearooms and pubs where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere this rural gem has to offer. To find out more, visit >www.ford-and-etal.co.uk or contact the Ford and Etal Visitor Centre on 01890 820338