Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Berwick Walls

My wife and I took advantage of the wonderful weather on New Years Day 2013 to walk right around Berwick upon Tweed ancient walls. Built in Elizabethan times these walls dominate the town. Its a lovely but windy walk of about 1.5 miles on good ground well maintained. There are impressive views of both the town and the water, from the mouth of the Tweed to the sea. During the walk one sees the scale of fortifications with hidden gun emplacements set to rake invaders from the sides as they supposedly stormed the walls. Unfortunately for the English builders any Scots with ideas of invading England just ignored Berwick and drove down through the land side. The fortifications were never tested.