Bastle 730m NW of Comb, Bog Head and Shila Hill Bastle
Bastle 730m NW of Comb, Bog Head and Shila Hill Bastle, Bellingham, Northumberland NE48 2HP View on map
Bastles are fortified farmhouses constructed in late 16th or early 17th century when protection was needed for local people against raiders from both sides of the England/Scotland border. Boghead and Shila Hill Bastle are the remains of two such farmhouses located on the eastern edge of Kielder Forest.
At all times.
On a marked trail starting at Greenhaugh village (NY 796 873) or Sidwood car park (NY 777 890).Rail: Hexham (22 miles)