The visitor attractions leaflet and map can both be downloaded from the website.


The visitor will find a wealth of interesting and entertaining attractions in and around the attractive estate villages of Ford and Etal. These include:

  • Etal Village - Crafts - Plants - Pub & Tearooms - Etal Castle (English Heritage) & Flodden Exhibition - Riverside Walks
  • Ford Village - Lady Waterford Hall - Arts & Crafts - Plant Centre - Collectors Books
  • Heatherslaw Corn Mill - Visitor Centre - Granary Cafe - Bakery
  • Heatherslaw Light Railway
  • Flodden Battlefield (nr. Branxton )

Northumberland - Tourism

The website of the North Northumberland Tourism Association: where to go - what to do - where to stay - food & drink - events.

The official tourist information website for Northumberland.



Northumberland & Newcastle Society

Founded in 1924, the Society works to protect valuable buildings and landscapes and to enhance the quality of life in both urban and rural areas.

Visit website.


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Northumberland National Park

A Visitor Guide and map can be downloaded from the National Park Website.





Northumberland Coast AONB

Designated in 1958, the AONB covers 39 miles of coast from Berwick to the Coquet estuary. This coastline has some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the country.

See the AONB website.




North Northumberland Scouts

North Northumberland is the most northerly Scout District in England, stretching from Wooler to Berwick.

Visit the website.




Tillside Cricket Club

Based in Etal, Tillside CC has two Saturday league teams, an adult Sunday team and a thriving junior section of some 100 children.

See the Tillside CC website.



Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Runs a number of important reserves in in North Northumberland, including Ford Moss and Holburn Moss.

They also run an extensive programme of activities and events throughout the year. See the NWT website for more information.

Save our Squirrels, Berwick Group

The SoS Berwick Group provides valuable support for the local environment.

Members enjoy our walks and many help with the range of surveys and behind-the-scenes organisation.

You do not have to have special skills or knowledge, just an interest in squirrels and their environment.

Come along to one of our meetings/surveys and see if you might like to join us.

Contact Heather on 07536 076131.



Friends of the Union Chain Bridge

The group was founded to support the preservation of the Union Chain Bridge and to conserve, protect and enhance its immediate environment for public benefit.

It is a community based organisation which aims to promote understanding of the historical and engineering importance of this unique structure both locally and internationally.

Become a Friend of the Union Chain Bridge! 

See our website.


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The National Trust

Cares for a number of castles, great houses and special areas of countryside in North Northumberland.

These include Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne Castles, the Farne Islands, Embleton & Newton Links and Ros Castle.

Game Fishing



Brian Thompson, River Keeper
Ford & Etal Estates

River Till

The Till is renowned for its sea-trout fishing.

  • Ford & Etal - extensive beats with day ticket, rod-limited and syndicate fishings available between Milfield and Tiptoe.
  • Tiptoe - lower river, below Ford & Etal fishings.
  • Fish Tweed website - scroll down to River Till beats. The site also has river level information for the Till.

From sea-trout and salmon flies in fly tying. 

An example of lots of fly tying materials, vice, tools and a few many more from checking from some of only just £50.

Some images at the Community.

Lot of boxes and bits were as checked to get they from a report from have asked at those looking. 

River Tweed

The Tweed is internationally famous for its salmon fishing.

  • Fish Tweed - information on rod availability, river levels, daily catch returns and much more.

Golf courses

There are some outstanding golf courses in north Northumberland and the Borders. For general listings, see:

Courses that are well worth playing include:

  • Alnmouth Village - Historic and attractive village links: 'England's Oldest 9 Hole Golf Course'.
  • Goswick Links - Long, classic links course. Qualifier course for The Open.
  • Warkworth - Little-known gem of a nine hole links course.
  • Wooler - Charming nine hole course with magnificant views.