Windy Gyle - Rothbury Walking Festival
Tue 21st June 2011
My all time favourite walk, so who would not jump at leading this walk, especially as part of the Rothbury Walking Festival.
We met at Wedder Leap Car Park on what was going to turn out to be a superb day. Surprisingly everybody was early (first time ever for a Wedder Leap start) and we headed up the valley passing Windyhaugh.
We then started to climb and stopped on Hindside Knowe for our coffee break and what better place to stop and enjoy the view. We then continued along ‘The Street’, an old drover’s road as we continued towards the Border Fence.
It was decided to push towards the summit of Windy Gyle before lunch and that’s what we did and to see the group tucking into their sandwiches at the base of the large summit cairn was a lovely site.
After lunch we continued North East along The Pennine Way until we reached Clennell, which was our route for the initial decent, before passing over Middle Hill and continuing on to Barrowburn.
Luckily the tea shop was open which made for a perfect end to a superb days walking.