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Where is it?

The trail is located 5 miles north of Wooler on the edge of the village of Milfield and is signed from the A697. Further details can be obtained from the information point in the village.

 
What's there?

A trail through time with information boards.

Reconstruction of local archaeological finds including a henge, Mesolithic hut and a Dark-Age house.

 
What's the cost?

Entrance to Maelmin is FREE and access is available during daylight hours. The site is maintained by volunteers and so your financial support would be greatly appreciated.

Please donate online.

NOTE: Donations are being handled by Peter Forrester of the Maelmin Information Point in Milfield on our behalf .

 

 

Welcome to the Maelmin Heritage Trail

Maelmin was the name of a royal township that existing near the modern day village of Milfield in Anglo-Saxon times. Today it is the site of a series of reconstructions of local archaeological structures.

These enable visitors to experience the scale of the originals which have been lost to time.

a henge, a mesolithic hut and a dark-age house

Once there were many henges in the area surrounding Milfield - dating from around 2,000BC. The Mesolithic hut dates from the stone-age and is based on a find at Howick, near Alnwick. The Dark-Age house was found a Tarmac's Cheviot Quarry which is located next to Maelmin.

The reconstructions are faithful interpretations based upon archaeological evidence.

guides and leaflets

A guide about Maelmin is available from the information point for £1 and there are leaflets available for RAF Milfield, Archaeological Discoveries at Cheviot Quarry and 10,000 Years of Aggregate Use and Quarrying.