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South Middleton to Wooler  May 2015

South Middleton to Wooler May 2015

Wed 6th May 2015

The forecast for days had been heavy rain and no matter what steps Sundance used the rain god was determined to have the last laugh.

Woke up front windows dry hopeful went to the back windows rain spots all over and constantly being renewed, weather forecast had got in correct.

We all met up at Wooler Common car park and immediately put on full waterproofs and jumped on the mini bus only for Mike to discover he had misplaced his GPS after a frantic search of his rucksack and van it was on the ground just under the van.  We could at long last go.

We arrived at South Middleton made sure we were wrapped up against the wind and rain and set off.  Fortunately the wind was on our backs as we plodded on wards to the ruins of Old Middleton.  After a steady climb we wandered in to the mist, we all hoped that Mike new were was going!  Mike did and as we descended we came out of the mist to the valley below was the one we wanted to be in.

After a short walk along the road we stopped in a sheep stell for lunch.  Of course it was still raining.

Afteer a quick lunch we head up the Hawsenburn until the track swung away and headed over the ridge.  The next port of call was the old farmstead at Broadstruther.  Unlike Old Middleton this was in good repair.  

The route now went downhill but unfortunately we were now walking into the wind and rain.  After crossing the Carey Burn we climbed up out of the valley back into the mist before dropping down back to Wooler Common car park having passed Wooler Common Farm.
It had now stopped raining!!

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