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The Battle of Homildon Hill: 14 September 1402

On this day, 14 September, in the year 1402, the battle of Homildon Hill was fought between the Scots and the English. History is littered with the ongoing feuding in the Borders, with Scots and English engaging in many bloody battles over the centuries. Henry IV had...

Dark Sky Stargazing
Dark Sky Park: a window to the stars

Come and marvel at the stars and planets revealed by a truly dark night sky Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is officially the best place in England to gaze in marvel at the stars. The International Dark Sky Association has awarded the park its top "gold...

Homildon hill walk

The start of an early morning hill walk from Homildon Cottage into the Northumberland National Park and around the base of Humbleton Hill. Recorded in February 2015, it was the day after we bought the cottage and a wonderful sunny winter's morning – with beautiful...

View from Humbleton Hill
Humbleton Hillfort walk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A steep climb to the summit of Humbleton Hill with its Iron Age hillfort and fantastic views. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Homildon Cottage Time: 30 minutes (one way - short route) Distance: 0.75 miles (one way - short route)   Climb to the summit of Humbleton Hill (historically Homildon Hill) for expansive views over Wooler and...

Path around Homildon Hill
Humbleton Hill circular

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A short circular walk allowing you to get out on the moors for a brief stretch. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Homildon Cottage Time: 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes Distance: 3 miles   If you've got something tasty cooking in the AGA and want to stretch your legs before settling down to eat,...

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Homildon Cottage – History

With a history stretching back over 200 years, Homildon Cottage has a lot of stories to tell. Homildon Cottage today A traditional cottage on the very border of Northumberland National Park, Homildon Cottage is available for self-catering breaks. Sleeping up to eight, it offers seclusion and tranquility...