Dog Friendly Days Out for Halloween & October

Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal

 
A Scarecrow Trail has taken place at Ford & Etal for 10 years now and this year is no different. The Scarecrow Trail is free to take part with no booking required. It is organised by locals and visitors are very welcome. 

Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal


This year the trail takes place from 25 - 31 October 2021. 

The trail takes place across Ford & Etal and you can walk between Scarecrows but some of the more remote locations may require a short drive. The Ford & Etal Estate is around 10 miles North of Wooler. 

Bus 267 Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Wooler stops at Etal, Heatherslaw and Ford (no service on Sundays). 

Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal - map


The Scarecrow follows no set route. Simply pick up a trail map / scorecard from the village shops, Heatherslaw Railway or the visitor centre.

Last year there were over 20 entries and scoring them is all part of the fun. As mentioned above, the trail is free to take part but donations for a trail card are much appreciated and will be given to charity (Radio Borders Cash 4 Kids) to help disadvantaged children in the region. 



The whole trail is dog-friendly and Ford & Etal is a very dog-friendly place to visit with many attractions welcoming dogs including:

  • Heatherslaw Light Railway (dogs go free) 

    Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal - heatherslaw light railway



  • Etal Castle 

    Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal - etal castle


  • Lady Waterford Hall 

    Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal - lady waterford hall


  • Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre 

    Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal - hay horse heavy farm


  • Flodden Battlefield 
  • Lavender Tearooms (in the garden area)

    Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal - lavender tea rooms



  • The Black Bull Pub (in the bar / outside) 

    Free Dog Friendly Scarecrow Trail at Ford & Etal - the black bull pub


Read a guide to visiting Ford & Etal for first time visitors here and check out the Ford & Etal website here. 


This has been on our list to try for ages and I think this year will be the year we give it a go. Please do support local businesses if you do visit. Residents ask that you kindly do not touch the displays. 

Looking for more dog-friendly days out? Make sure you read 50+ Dog Friendly Days Out Across North East England and follow Dog Friendly North East on Facebook here. 



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