Category Archives: Northumberland

Cheviots Coquet Valley Walk from Wedder Leap, Barrowburn – The Street, Mozie Law, Windy Gyle, Clennell St, The Middle, Fairhaugh, Kyloe Shin and Shillhope Law (13 miles)

Nowadays I rarely have a definite route in mind when heading for the Coquet Valley, it tends to manifest itself during the drive up. This time I fancied something familiar but slightly different, so a clockwise circuit of Windy Gyle … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall – 7 miles out and back on the high section from Housesteads (again)

Some pics from another quick dash along the high section of Hadrian’s Wall today, followed by pub refreshment, (posted via the mobile for the first time too)! Parked at Housesteads walked up and along to Winshield Crags then turned around taking the … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Green – Cheviots Walk from Alwinton via the Pass Peth path, Shillmoor, Shillhope Law, The Middle and Clennell St (13.5 miles)

Starting from the village of Alwinton this route covers 13 miles of typical Cheviots terrain. There’s undulating paths, dense forest, wide bridleways, rolling hills, rolling valleys and lots of rich green green grass. This was a first walk from Alwinton as I … Continue reading

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Back in the Hills – 12 miles in the Cheviots over Shillhope Law and Windy Gyle, just me and the British Army!

Finally, time to be released back into the hills once again! It.s been 9 long weeks since the last trip up in the North West Highlands during summery September. So winter gear was dug out, boots cleaned, and poles extended. … Continue reading

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Another Quick Wintry Walk on the High Section of Hadrians Wall

This was only my third opportunity to get out walking this year and once again the forecast of heavy rain or snow in the Cheviots meant a late change of plan. Instead of potentially becoming snowed in up the Coquet … Continue reading

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New Years Day Walk on Hadrians Wall – then ale at Dipton Mill Inn

Happy New Year everyone! I hadn’t been unleashed outdoors for 7 weeks, so was determined to grab a quick New Years Day walk on Hadrian’s Wall, before reluctantly returning to work. This is my ‘training walk’ of 7.5 miles from … Continue reading

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Classic Cheviots Circuit from Slymefoot, Barrowburn, Border Ridge, Windy Gyle, Lamb Hill and Wild Goats. (15 miles)

It’s time for a Cheviot’s Report, and there’s nowhere better to start than on my favourite top Windy Gyle. I first visited the Cheviots 15 years ago doing the standard Cheviot & Hedgehope walk from Langleeford. The boggy peaty ground … Continue reading

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