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Walks on the Wild Side - Cheviot Hills

Walks on the Wild Side - Cheviot Hills

by: Geoff Holland
In the great scheme of matters mountainous the Cheviot Hills are not especially big hills, rising to a mere 815 metres (2674 feet) at their highest point. However, these are lonely hills of sweeping vistas and far-off horizons, where wild goats roam and the call of the curlew echoes across centuries of a violent and bloody past. These are predominantly grass covered hills in long, shapely ridges and deep hidden valleys. These are hills which offer walking of the finest quality.

Written by an experienced walking guide author, this book contains eight totally unique self-guided walks with detailed simple to follow route descriptions and a sandwich box full of easily digestible information. Each walk chapter begins with a short description of the route plus practical data including distance, ascent, terrain, time, start point with grid reference and OS Explorer map sheet numbers. The route descriptions are clear and comprehensive with grid references given for major navigation points. Each walk has also been assigned a Ferguson Grading System rating and the book gives details of this system and how to interpret the grades. The book includes an informative introduction to the area and is illustrated with colour photographs.

There are no maps included so it will be essential to carry the relevant OS Explorer map and a compass on these walks. These are walks designed to tempt inquisitive and adventurous walkers outside their normal walking boundaries. These are walks for the connoisseur with a taste for something just that little bit different - a walk on the wild side.

The walk locations are entitled:
A Cheviot double - 14.5 miles
The Almhammoor classic - 13.5 miles
Two sides of Windy Gyle - 13.75 miles
The ultimate Halterburn circuit - 8.75 miles
A College Valley Horseshoe - 10.75 miles
The Upper Breamish Round - 13 miles
The Three Valleys Round - 12.25 miles
A Roman experience (Upper Coquetdale) - 11 miles

ISBN 9781905444472 Pages 110 (2011) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 9.75