Sunday saw the gang of three, Mike, Lucky and myself heading up the beach at Ross back Sands. Due to an area being cordoned off, there were terns nesting on the beach, we only went so far.
On the Wednesday I took the bus up to the Cheviot's. Actually, it involves three buses. Using my bus pass means not arriving in Wooler until one in the afternoon. Thus I took a light pack (6 kilo) to allow for an overnight stop on the way round.
Quite pleasant walking.
From Ilderton took the bridleway on and over to the Dod. Saw several hares on the way and met some boisterous cattle. There was forestry work in the area with a new track not marked on the map.
one for Alan
With water picked up my intention was to stop quite high up.
Managed to make my around by Steel Crag and on up to Middleton Crags and camped a little further on.
was awake very early morning but was disinclined to to pack up too quickly in the hope that the mist cleared.
It cleared briefly and then drifted back over.
A pleasant walk down to Carey Burn bridge and then back to Wooler.