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ukmase

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Walking in the Cheviots
« on: 22:22:53, 28/10/07 »
A cheeky little walk up The Cheviot

Here is my report of a walk up The Cheviot in The Northumberland National Park, i was on holiday with the family but got up early to sneak in a cheeky little walk and bag a peak.
 
I set off at 7 o/clock from Hagerstown Castle holiday park. I arrived in Langleeford and parked up my car. The best place to park is just after the second small bridge near the sign that states Ė no parking further down the road The weather was looking good although there had been a huge storm overnight that had lashed our caravan.

I set off along the path bearing south west towards Langleeford Hope, I ignored the first footbath going towards Scald Hill and decided to take the more steeper footpath located further along the path. When I reached to footpath I realised I had made a mistake as the ascent was rather steep. One tip I would give when walking up towards Scald Hill (549m) using this route is to stay on the right side of the fence as the path is more negotiable. When I got to the top of Scald Hill I turned left and followed the path bearing south west towards the Cheviot. This path is basically a peat bog. Make sure your boots are fastened up tight or you will lose them in the mud. The climb to The Cheviot took me up another 300 metres. Once on the high Plato I followed the slab path towards the trig point, this took another 15 minutes. Once I bagged the peak I took the mandatory photos. I tucked into my corned beef buns kindly made by  Leanne. Apparently the trig point has sunk into the bog twice in the last forty years and I can certainly see why.
Mobile phone signal was perfect on the summit and the weather was reasonable, no rain but certainly cold and windy. From the summit I could see holy island castle to the east and the rest of The Cheviot hill range to the south. After 15 minutes I set off back to the car on the same route I would have liked to have done a circular route but I didnít have time.  I passed 4 other walkers on the way back to the car. All in all I enjoyed the climb and would describe the going as moderate to hard.

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lovebeautiful48

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Re: Walking in the Cheviots
« Reply #1 on: 12:18:01, 29/10/07 »
Its nice.I always love to walk.Hope to hear more from you.

summitzero

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Re: Walking in the Cheviots
« Reply #2 on: 12:22:26, 29/10/07 »
Good report, cheers

And helloand welcome  L/B 48, its great to hear from you  O0
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Mr. Blister

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Re: Walking in the Cheviots
« Reply #3 on: 13:41:28, 29/10/07 »
Good stuff, Ukmase .. I enjoyed the read  ;)

Are you going to post any pictures on your site from the walk?

ukmase

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Re: Walking in the Cheviots
« Reply #4 on: 09:44:19, 30/10/07 »
Yes when i find my camera lead. When they are up i will post on this thread, i think but im not certain that you can leave comments on the blog if you wish. Just new to this blogging carry on.

Quick question for the forum regarding Trig points on top of hills. They tend to have a plaque on them - something to do with Ordinance Survey. Can anyone else shed some light as to there relevance.

muymalestado

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Re: Walking in the Cheviots
« Reply #5 on: 10:46:16, 30/10/07 »
Excellent, and enjoyed the blog too. 
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