Goats on the Roof - Rothbury Walking Festival
Tue 28th June 2011
Shepherds Walks did this as a guided walk earlier in the year and after reading the blog I could not resist in putting myself down as the guide for leading the same walk during the walking festival.
The reason for this is that the walk passed through Greenleighton Farm, which is the farm I used to shepherd on.
After meeting in the morning we skirted around the edge of the reservoir before we climbed up through Greenleighton to what I think is one of the finest views in Northumberland, from Greenleighton Hill. It is truly one of the hidden gems.
We then dropped back down and passed through the farm before heading west through the trees to head back onto ‘hill country’.
After a very quick lunch, kindly cut short by midges we were heading towards the Fallowlees Burn and instead of dropping down and crossing it we continued on the reservoir.
We soon crossed back into the reservoir and made our way back to Goats on the Roof. What better way to end a guided walk than a nice cup of coffee and a slice of carrot cake!