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The Ettrick Hills are a range of hills, part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland. They are neighboured to the northwest by the Moffat Hills Harbottle is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England about 10 miles (16 km) south-east of the Scottish border, in the southeastern part of the Cheviot Hills and inside Northumberland National Park. The village is the site of Harbottle Castle built by order of Henry II. Now in ruins, the castle was constructed by the Umfraville family to protect against invaders from Scotland.
The Drake Stone stands prominently on the hills surrounding Harbottle. The massive sandstone boulder, believed in times past to be endowed with supernatural powers, is a detached sandstone block of Fell Sandstone, which has moved very little from the Fell Sandstone outcrop within which it lies. It has been compared to the Bowder Stone in Borrowdale, Cumbria, which has also not been moved far. Harbottle Lake is situated just behind the Drake Stone.
Skip hire in Harbottle?
Alnwick Skip hire covers and services Ettrick Valley and the surrounding areas in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders offering a same day service, 7 days a week