14. Norham to Berwick-upon-Tweed

The end is so close, one last day and it’s the shortest of them all. The North Sea awaits along the River Tweed in the historic town of Berwick. Don’t forget to dip your toe in the water when you get there!

The route continues from Bow Well Farm, following the footpath along the river to Ladykirk and Norham bridge, or for those who spent the night in Norham, pick up the route by a footpath at the end of Castle Street, before the castle.

Following the river the route passes Red Rock and St Thomas’ Island, before heading up to Horncliffe – this is the last village before Berwick and the edge of the river’s tidal reach – the sea is getting closer! Heading back to the river’s edge and passing Union Bridge, Yardford Shiel and Heugh Shiel the route reaches the outskirts of Berwick at Whiteladder Point.

Following the river, passing the sewage works and heading under both the Royal Border Bridge and the Royal Tweed Bridge brings the route to the Old Bridge and the one mile to go marker. Heading right after the bridge in to Bridge Terrace leads to Quay Walls and then Wellington Terrace and past Coxon’s Tower to Pier Road. Behind Pier Road is a car park and a good spot to dip your toe in the water to complete the Ravenber Way. Whoop, whoop! You’ve done it – well done!

If you are unable to stop walking then the guidebook suggests taking a stroll around the Ramparts of the town.

Distance: 10.5 miles (16.9 km)
Total distance: 212 miles (341.2 km)
Ascent: 243 metres
Descent: 251 metres
Highest elevation: Horncliffe Village 30m
Terrain: Easy walking distance on attractive riverside footpaths along the banks of the Tweed. Journey's end at the fascinating and historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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OS Maps: Kelso, Coldstream and Lower Tweed Valley 339 & Berwick on Tweed 346