The Cheviots

The Cheviots are a superb range of rolling hills affording fantastic views across the Northumberland coastal plain and across the Scottish Borders. ┬áIdeal for walkers who love grand hills, spectacular views, history and above all peace & quiet. These are often lonely hills, and all the more special for that. Great days walking in The Cheviots starts with just a short drive from Puffin Cottage in Alnmouth. Walks can vary from easy family-friendly excursions to see the waterfalls of Hethpool Linn to serious expeditions to the top of The Cheviot itself. For advice on where to go and interesting and suitable routes, contact us at puffincottagealnmouth@gmail.com for all the information you could need. Below are some of our favourite images of these majestic hills…

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Pennine Way stile at Burnside.

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Looking up Harthope valley from Brands Hill

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‘Salters Road’, an ancient drovers track that linked the Scottish Border towns to the Northumberland coast. Wagons of salt were transported along here, hence the name – although it has alternative name of ‘Theeves Road’…!

IMG_0819Looking towards the summit of the Cheviot from the Pennine Way at Scotsman’s Knowle

IMG_0803‘Rime ice’ – a rare natural phenomenon, on a pig wire fence up the side of The Cheviot, December 2012.

IMG_0799Rime ice on pig wire fence – detail.

 

 

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