The Cheviot Hills – a hidden side to Northumberland.

The Cheviot Hills lie along the English Scottish border. Although there is an ancient volcano at their centre these days it is quieter up here and the views can be tremendous.This picture is taken looking into Scotland from along the Pennine way as it winds down from the Cheviot itself towards Kirk Yetholm.

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The majority of the area is now within the Northumberland National Park and as long as you are careful to understand the geographical restrictions of where you choose to stay then the chances are that you will have a great value holiday up here in Northumberland.

The southern and western edges of the Cheviot whilst beautiful are also a little too remote to reach anywhere quick. Once you head upstream from Rothbury you know that the road system is slow and patience is a virtue. But from Rothbury eastwards you can reach Alnwick very quickly and then the beach at Alnmouth is only another 5 to 10 minutes away.

Towards the northern end 0f the Cheviot the hills become softer as in this picture and once past Wooler you are entering true Scottish border country. This is where you might chose to head for the River Tweed with it’s fishing, cosy pubs and hospitality.

Gentler hills to the North of the Valley

Northumberland has over 5,000 sq kms of beautiful countryside. Lovely as it’s beaches are the hills also worth exploring and the accommodation rates will be great value.

This article was written by Mike Holly. Mike has been exploring the countryside around Wooler.

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