South Middleton to Ingram
Thu 11th June 2015
After the winds of yesterday Sundance had danced the night away a least in his dreams.
Sunday was bright but breezy but and a big BUT not as windy as yesterday. The group and mini bus left Ingram by 10.00 and drove round to S. Middleton, what a difference when we were dropped off last month it was cold windy and wet (very).
Leaving South Middleton we followed a good farm track that climbed up away from the cultivated fields and on to the open fell side. We left the farm track at Middleton Dean Farm. And followed a good footpath over fairly non-descript fell until we descended a little to a small footbridge over a small burn and being fairly sheltered from the wind we stopped for our first lunch stop.
After lunch we followed the path uphill passing the Dodd Farm and once more ended up walking over non descriptive fell. We drifted a little of the path and Mike decided to walk up hill into a very wet boggy area and much to every ones delight ended up with wet feet as his boots leak. Passing the site of a medieval village the path gradually descended to Green Law.
After a couple of K’s walk along the road and then a farm track we arrived for lunch stop number 2 again sheltered from the wind and sitting next to the R. Breamish (were some one paddled there feet). Leaving the Breamish behind we past Alnmoor farm and then climbed the steep path up to Chesters. The path slowly descended into a small wooded valley before a steep climb brought us to Brown Hart Law.
It was now all down hill to Ingram village and very quickly to our cars and the end of a pleasant days walk with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.