Author Archive: Geoff Holland
Geoff Holland is an avid walker and published author. He has published several walking books including his most recent, Walks from Wooler, now into its third edition. He is a published poet and writes a regular column, Exploring the Cheviots.
Writer, poet and avid walker Geoff Holland explores the higher ground in Northumberland as he explores the land and hills above Shillmore, near Alwinton. He quickly gained height and had superb views of Coquetdale and the beautiful and unforgettable Usway Burn. Find out more about Geoff’s latest walk, and how to follow in his footsteps, too.
In this article writer, poet and walker Geoff Holland takes us on an iconic trek in The Cheviot Hills as he climbs Windy Gyle, one of the highest points in the North of England. Windy Gyle is actually high enough to be classified as a mountain. It is a challenging but incredible rewarding walk, rewarded by stunning vistas.
Poet, writer and walker Geoff Holland gives an overview of waterfalls in Northumberland. Not many people realise that there are beautiful waterfalls that can be found in the county – most of them in the Cheviot Hills. In this article, discover the College Burn, Linhope Burn, Usway Burn and lots more.
Writer and walker Geoff Holland heads back to one of his favourite places in Northumberland and a place that he has not been to for some time – a walk around the small village of Alnham, Northumberland, which sits on the edge of Northumberland National Park and is about 10 or 12 miles west of the popular market town of Alnwick.
Walker, writer and poet Geoff Holland explores the stunning Cheviot Hills that sit on both sides of the English – Scottish Border. This was one of his final walks for his fourth book entitled Walks on the Wild Side: The Cheviot Hills. Enjoy this walk with Geoff as he steps into one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Britain.
In his latest detailed and colourful feature, writer and photographer Geoff Holland shares with us one of his favourite places in The Cheviots – the Hanging Stone on Cairn Hill in North Northumberland. The Hanging Stone is a magnificent collection of rocks that look like a waterfall made of stone. An avid walker, Geoff describes the route to Cairn Hill and the first time he saw the rocks.
Walker and writer Geoff Holland writes about a recent hike in the Cheviot hills that straddle the border between the North of England and Scotland.
Geoff Holland is a keen walker in Northumberland, as well as a writer and photographer. With this column he begins a series of features on walking in Northumberland. They focus on describing the sites and sounds and the beauty of the landscape. This article is about walking in the Cheviot Hills.