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.