HARTSIDE HILL AND LINHOPE SPOUT

This was one of the warmest days in late September that I can remember. We headed for the Ingram or Breamish valley on the east side of the Cheviots.

The first port of call was the visitor centre where we looked at exhibits of Bronze Age pottery and picked up some leaflets for future walks. It was getting hotter as we parked the car one mile up the valley and got ready.

We were heading for Hartside Hill with its settlements spreading from Romano-British to Medieval times. The river Breamish was sparkling in the late summer sun

We started to climb up Hartside and look back at the car. Can you spot the silver Corolla?

Towards the top we began to get more panoramic views.

At the top of Hartside Hill we found the remains of the medieval farmstead- its walls were still there in places and the foundations. A short walk got us to the Romano British roundhouse which was surrounded by a turf enclosure.

From the top of Hartside Hill there were some great views.

Now we dropped down into the Breamish valley where we saw no one as we made our way along.

At this point we headed north back towards Hartside Farm and the road. Now we headed down the valley towards Linhope and the weather was still glorious.

In this little Hamlet is the footpath to Linhope Spout waterfall, our next objective. There were great views out towards Hedgehope too.

Then we came to the footpath to take us down to the waterfall.

Now we dropped down to the waterfall.

After a few photographs it was time to hit the road back to the car.

Finally we got a glimpse of a future walk – the hill fort of Brough Law.

What a glorious day and temperatures in the mid twenties.

It was still warm when I went into my bedroom and I lay on my bed and closed my eyes………..and for one moment I thought I was in Ayia Napa!

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About chaddersatlarge

Retired early and making the best of it. I like walking, photography and wildlife. I am also interested in local history and beer drinking.
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