Mike and I, after due consultation via the interweb, had settled for a wander in the Otterburn area. The village is surprisingly large, with pubs, shop and cafe. Passing the farm by West Townhead and attempting to avoid the worst of the gloopy mud in the farmyard, we ambled across fields toward a minor road. This in turn took us up in the direction of Blakeman's Law. A nice wee hill complete with its own flagpole.
With hill duly bagged, we continued on following the road upwards to Potts Durtrees farm. For a moment or two I had a navigational bemusement. What was marked on the map as a track morphed in to a fully tarmaced road. All to do with the military and the nearby Otterburn camp.
Pausing by Fiddlers Wood for lunch, more time was spent double checking the map. The bridleway marked on the map was in fact a broad, well maintained road, disconcerting!
In many respects it made for a faster pace of walking. Leighton Hill was visited and then it was on to a much more vague bridleway which led us back to Otterburn.
A pleasant day's walking with a distance of roughly ten and a quarter miles.