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Goats and Forts

Goats and Forts

Mon 20th July 2015

We squeezed into the small amount of car parking available in the centre of Humbleton village. Expecting a dry but overcast day we were delighted to see the sun and blue skies.The walk was entitled Goats and Forts and we saw two of each! The hillforts were guaranteed but since feral goats have a will of their own it was a real bonus to see them walking through the tall bracken below Yeavering Bell.

Views from the top of the hill forts and along St Cuthbert’s Way were quite spectacular. Along the way we noted points of historical and natural interest. Any member of the group would happily explain the origins of ‘Tom Tallon’s crag’ !

The group was a mix of people from the North East and people from as far afield as Lincolnshire. We walked as a group easily covering the distance and ascent in the time available. At the end of the day we made for the Terrace Cafe for tea and cakes and listened to a rock band playing just off the high street. It was ‘festival day’ in Wooler. They gave good renditions of songs by ‘Free’, Springsteen and the Stereophonics! We enjoyed our day together.

Roy Kennard (Guide) Andrea Harrison (Volunteer)

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