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Probably the best route up the Cheviot from Langleeford – via Lambden Valley, College Valley and the Hen Hole – (13 miles)

For many of us the Cheviot often seems a big boring lump of soggy Northumberland peat. But at 2,674ft this is England’s highest point outside the Lakes & Pennines. It’s few interesting features are hidden away on the remote north western edges (best accessed … Continue reading

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How to access the Coquet Valley and Cheviot Hills by car through Otterburn Military Ranges, via Dere Street

Until recently I’d assumed there was only one permissible way to reach Barrowburn and Coquet Valley by car. Along the twisty single track road from the east through Alwinton, there’s even a T sign outside the village! Then I heard of a twisty … Continue reading

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The Cheviots in winter – a walk in the snow

A quick return to the Cheviots after last weekends return to hillwalking. I’d hardly seen any snow this winter, but now the hills were glistening brightly. Whilst others were enjoying epic days in the Lakes and Highlands, this might be my … Continue reading

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A return to hillwalking, featuring the Cheviots, new gloves and 50 men trained to kill

Ten weeks ago whilst driving back from the Cheviot hills my trusty old Mondeo lost power up the steep road out of Rothbury. Repair would be expensive especially with an impending MOT, so the hills were out of bounds until a replacement was found. … Continue reading

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The Cheviot from Langleeford via a northern detour – Lambden Burn, Dunsdale and the Bizzle – (Cheviots 12 miles)

Long ago the Cheviot was an exciting volcano which unfortunately evolved into today’s peaty boggy upland plateau. Summit views are disappointing and there’s few features, yet at 2,674ft this is England’s highest point outside the Lakes & Pennines so a draw for … Continue reading

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A wintry weekend walk up Windy Gyle from Wedder Leap – (Cheviots 9 miles)

Another weekend Windy Gyle walk, a slightly new route and a chance to play in the snow! What could go possibly wrong, well actually nothing, it was an excellent adventure. Also the chance to show a friend the Upper Coquet … Continue reading

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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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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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A Favourite Walk in the Cheviots – 10 miles over Shillhope Law and Windy Gyle from Trows Rd End (Slymefoot) in Upper Coquetdale

This has become my favourite walk in Northumberland’s Cheviot Hills and is strongly recommended.  The Upper Coquet valley is particularly attractive with small streams cutting through green rolling hills rising up to the Border Ridge & Pennine Way. Whilst lacking … Continue reading

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