Halleypike Lough stands about 1.5 miles north of Sewingshields Crags on Hadrians Wall. It is surrounded by the desolate beauty of the Border Mires and by Coniferous Forest to the North. A public footpath runs from Sewingshields Crags but it is little used and relatively few visit this area. The lough is fished and contains a population of White Clawed Crayfish, which is a rare species in Northumberland ( and increasingly elsewhere ). Nearby is Folly Lake, the margins of which are wooded, and has a completely different feel to the bleak beauty of Halleypike (images to follow).
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