NY5993 : Junction of Bells Burn & Berkey Sike

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Kielder, Northumberland, Great Britain

Junction of Bells Burn & Berkey Sike
Junction of Bells Burn & Berkey Sike
The map shows a cairn on the bank of Bells Burn which marks the point where the Border Line turns from the main valley to climb the hill via a minor water-course, Berkey Sike. Before this point, on the England side of the Border is Duke's Well, presumably referring to the Duke of Northumberland. I had I every intention of visiting these important landmarks along the Border Line to record them for Geograph but crossing this clear-felled land is not without its problems and I preferred a slightly easier, but less interesting line. I suspect Duke's Well is just a more boggy patch of land anyway but if I'm ever here again (unlikely) I'll visit.

The Northumberland archaeology site, Keys to the Past says: 'A well is shown on an Ordnance Survey map of 1824-26.' proving that they haven't visited either.

The forest has been felled and replanted on the English side (apart from the former system of forest rides) right up to the Border line.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Boundary, Barrier  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5965 9302 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:13.7841N 2:38.1563W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 59876 93132
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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