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Carter Route (Carterhouse Farm to Carter Fell)

Start location: Carterhouse (NT 665 076)
End location: Carter Fell (NT 655 028)
Geographical area: Lothian and Borders
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 5.5km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

Head south from near Carterhouse Farm by an old road to the disused quarry and then a forestry road which ascends to the Border at Carter Fell. Beyond the border, continue south to Limestone Knowe (549m). From there go by the march fence by Grey Mare's Knowe, then descend due south to Kielder Head and south-west by a good forest road down the Kielder Burn to Kielder Village.

Forestry has affected this route; walking it may necessitate possibly something more than determination. Some of the forest roads can no longer be described even as footpaths. Map and compass will be required. If anyone does try the route, we'd be pleased to receive an update.

OS Landranger 80 (Cheviot Hills & Kielder Water) 

Heritage Information

This cross-border route dates back to at least the 16th century. In 1543, it was known as the Carter Route as the track crosses Carter Fell.

 



Copyright: Richard Webb

Copyright: Richard Webb

 

 

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