One hour less in bed didn’t put myself and a friend off as we headed out to the Cheviot hills in Northumbria. Dry, cold and sunny conditions awaited us as we headed towards the Scottish border to soak up the panoramic views.
With patches of snow still under foot about 700 metres of height it was quite tricky on the descent back down into the valley. The wind on the tops called for only a short stop for something to eat before descending back into the valley.
This area of Northumbria doesn’t get much foot fall and so the walking/running is quite unspoilt. The terrain in places is similar the Long Mynd valleys in Shropshire. Short, sharp ascents and decents.
All in all a good day with plenty of sun. Cake well earned this evening.