Linbriggs from south bank of River Coquet

  • Description

    "The hill above the farm (unnamed) terminates the ridge south-west of Green Side. The old historian of Coquetdale, David Dippie Dixon, describes the hill as follows: "Far above on the left bank of the river rise lofty cliffs of a great height. The face of this steep acclivity is traversed by 'Passpeth', a perilous path, nothing more than a sheep-track overlooking the linns, to be trod only by those possessed of a sure foot and clear head. It was on these exposed heights that the men of Upper Coquet some three centuries ago had to keep watch, night and day, to guard against the incursions of the Scottish Freebooters." The old track, now known as Pass Peth [[335208]] passes close to the summit. As at Barrow, to the east, there was once a medieval tower house at Linbriggs, also destroyed by Scottish raiders." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2011.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2540118
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 10 months, 1 week ago
    Viewed: 59 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-08-05
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