Flittingford

Grid Ref: LR80: NY 754 885  |  Location: Northern England and Borders

Small bothy with accommodation for four maximum. Parking in Falstone village. NO vehicles permitted in the forest.

Historical Note
The area where the bothy is situated is known as Hospital Gate, the word "hospital" meaning hospitality and is on the drovers trail to Bellingham. Local knowledge leads us to believe the bothy was a stopping point for the drovers where they would tidy up the sheep ready for market. A resident of Falstone can remember her father who drove sheep to market always carried his accordion, it was quite common for men to take along their instruments and have a ceilidh before bedding down.

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