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Bastle 730m NW of Comb, Bog Head

Bastle 730m NW of Comb, Bog Head, & 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.


Opening Arrangements

At all times.


On a marked trail starting at Greenhaugh village (NY 796 873) or Sidwood car park (NY 777 890).Rail: Hexham (30 miles)

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes