The famous SCARYCROW TRAIL has been running for over 16 years and causes great excitement amongst visitors and locals.
Follow the trail of weird and wonderful ‘Scarycrows’ around the villages, awarding them scores as you go. Pick up a trail map and score sheet from one of the village shops, Heatherslaw railway and the Visitor Centre at Heatherslaw, or you can download a trail map here from Friday 20th October. Hand in the sheet at any of the same venues when you have finished the trail. We’ll add the totals together at the end of the week to determine the winning Scarycrow 2023! The decision is yours.
There is no charge for this event but, if you can, please give a donation for the trail map and score sheet, as all proceeds will be given to Berwick Swan and Wildlife Centre, a local charity that needs support.
The Scarycrows are created by locals and local businesses and we are very grateful for their support and enthusiasm. Without their creativity and hard work there would be no event.
We respectfully ask visitors not to touch the Scarycrows.
Most of the Scarycrow Trail can be walked, but to see everything you might need to drive to one or two rather out of the way locations. There is no set route to follow, though the Trail Maps will help you locate everything there is to see. The Scarycrows are on display all the time, so you can come whenever suits you best, but they are best seen in the daytime.
Dogs are welcome at Ford & Etal Estates, so feel free to bring them along too. Everywhere is accessible to buggies and wheelchairs.
There is free parking in Etal, Heatherslaw and Ford and disabled parking in all three locations.