Sunday 22 April 2018

Midweek daunder

This was a circular walk proposed by Mike. it began and finished in the little village of Ingram. An added bonus was that car parking was free. To offer moral support to Mike in his desire to wear a walking kilt, I wore my hiking skirt.
It was a long, steady plod up out of the village, following the bridleway that leads over to Prendwick. We turned off before that to contour around and up to Old Fawdon Hill.
The wind was quite strong on the top.

This whole area abounds with hill forts, ancient settlements and evidence of medieval farming methods. A steady descent and then Mike nipped up to bag West Hill.
It was then a case of heading over to Gibb's Hill, another ancient fort, down through a field of frolicking new lambs and on to Fawdon.
Turning off the bridleway, we continued on, over east Hill and descended down toward the River Breamish. Farmers were making the most of the spring weather
. A somewhat boggy path led us back to Ingram.
an enjoyable day's walking.
A local resident, a fine shire horse.


  1. Very pleasant mix of uplands and farmland. I've never walked the hills up in your locale so I'm enjoying see them through your eye/lens