Walk in the footsteps of ordinary soldiers

Cavalcade charges Branxton Hill
Cavalcade charges Branxton Hill

Put yourself in the shoes of an ordinary soldier at a special event this weekend which is part of the Flodden 1513 ecomuseum project.

Visitors will be able to retrace the route of the Earl of Surrey and the English Army, following in their footsteps as they made their way to the Battle of Flodden, on Saturday.

Meeting at the car park opposite Branxton Church at 9.30am, a coach will travel to Newcastle to start the epic journey of the English soldier at the very point where the English army mustered.

Slowly re-tracing the steps back toward Flodden, the coach will follow the route of the English army to Bolton, Doddington, Barmoor, Twizel, finally culminating at Branxton, with the day’s event due to conclude at about 5pm.

Alistair Bowden, part of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project, said: “This really is a great opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of an ordinary English soldier, without the risk of suffering from the many blisters and sores they undoubtedly did.

“It is very likely that these soldiers would have already walked from as far as Knutsford or Doncaster, as they trudged the final miles toward a brutal culmination.”

To book a free place or for further information about this or forthcoming events, visit www.flodden1513.com or email alistair@hulam.co.uk