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Alwinton stands quietly where the Rivers Alwin and Coquet meet, and is the last village up the Coquet Valley.
Alwinton is a small picturesque village and is the gateway to the Cheviot Hills.
There is a National Park
car park for those walking the fells. The valley continues past Alwinton for another 12 miles of single track road, passing farmsteads Barrow MiIl,
Linbriggs, Shillmoor, Bygate, Barrow Burn, Blind Burn, Fulhope, Makendon and finally the Roman encampment of Chew Green which is intersected by The Pennine Way.
These are the Cheviot Hills, remote yet arguably the most beautiful untouched landscape in the country.
Alwinton is a small but close community and The Rose & Thistle is at the heart of it
. Jane and Gareth have recently taken over at the pub from Jane's parents Angus and Jean Foreman
If Alwinton has a call to fame then it must be The Alwinton Border Shepherds' Show. Held annually on the second Saturday in October, the village is beseiged by thousands of people attending what is traditionally 'the last' of the Border Shows. With Marquees, Trade Stands, Industrial & Horticultural Exhibitions, Sheep Classes and more wax jackets than you can shake a stick at!, Alwinton Show is not to be missed
Talking of sticks, If you only do one thing in your life, go to the Show and gaze at the magnificent array of hand carved sticks, The craftsmanship, dedication and sheer beauty will leave you aghast
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