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Windy Gyle: An iconic Northumberland hill

Windy Gyle: An iconic Northumberland hill

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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The definitive guide to Northumberland waterfalls

The definitive guide to Northumberland waterfalls

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  December 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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A long over-due visit to Alnham, Northumberland

A long over-due visit to Alnham, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Tarset Bastle trail Northumberland; route created by Forestry Commission & Tarset Archive Group

Tarset Bastle trail Northumberland; route created by Forestry Commission & Tarset Archive Group

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

An exciting new walking trail has opened in Northumberland, and allows walkers to travel back in time and explore the land of robbers and raiders hundreds of years ago. The Tarset Bastle Trail takes in plenty of interesting history with great story boards, and includes bastles, built to protect families and livestock, and a testament to Northumberland’s bloody past.

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Cheviot Walks on both sides of the English – Scottish Border

Cheviot Walks on both sides of the English – Scottish Border

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland’s Cairn Hill – a waterfall of grey stone

Northumberland’s Cairn Hill – a waterfall of grey stone

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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A circuit of Border hills in Northumberland and The Scottish Borders

A circuit of Border hills in Northumberland and The Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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High above Northumberland’s Usway Burn

High above Northumberland’s Usway Burn

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer and photographer Geoff Holland gives a detailed feature on walking in some of the more remote and beautiful parts of Northumberland. In this feature he details his exploration of Shillhope Law.

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Exploring Northumberland’s Cheviots – land of ancient hill forts

Exploring Northumberland’s Cheviots – land of ancient hill forts

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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