Traditional stories are not just for children; they belong to everyone.
Gather in the meadow of an old smallholding at Heatherslaw to hear the folklore and legends of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders told in the traditional way by local storyteller Becca Harris.
Traditional Oral Storytelling is the ancient art of passing stories from one person to another, without the medium of the written word. These are the stories of the Borderlands as they might have been heard for hundreds of years: tales of witches and fairies; dragons and ghosts; warcraft and reiving; kings, queens, and tricksters – not to mention a few tales of the ordinary folk who called this home over the centuries.
Booking essential. Numbers limited. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 16:30, Saturdays at 14:00. Storytelling sessions last approximately one hour. More details click here
Adults: £5, Children/Concessions: £3,Under 5s: Free
Payment by cash or debit card
Important: These events are outside and weather dependent. Please dress appropriately and bring any food/drink required, as nothing is available on site. I do my best to accommodate access needs, but the site is in a rough field and there is no disabled toilet facility. Seating is provided.
Old Heatherslaw is believed to be the site of the medieval manor or hamlet of Heatherslaw, and this peaceful, outdoor setting, shielded by old fruit trees and with views south to the Cheviot Hills, is the perfect spot to hear stories of a more tumultuous past.
With theatrical experience and a background in history and creative writing, Becca has trained at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and is a member of the Society for Storytelling. She’s been collecting and telling local folklore since 2017, but this is the first time these events have been held at Heatherslaw, and they provide a unique hour of entertainment for all ages.
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Directions: The site is located less than half a mile from Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Turn off the B6353 between Crookham and Ford Bridge, and the entrance is on the left. Detailed directions can be provided on booking.
Free carparking in field for up to 6 cars (additional parking ½ mile away at Visitor Centre)
Basic toilet facilities with handwashing
Picnics welcome during storytelling (no food or drink served)
Well-behaved dogs welcome (on lead)