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shepherd's calendar

May 2018

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The Schil - 2017

  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Your Guide: Mark Nordmann
  • Maximum number of places per day: 16
  • Price Per Person: £14.00

walk notes

This wonderful guided walk explores my favourite part of the Cheviot Hills.

After meeting at Hethpool we will climb up along St Cuthbert’s Way to the Border fence, from where you are treated to a real sense of isolation.

The highlight of the walk is the ascent of The Schil, from where you are treated to some of the most spectacular views in Northumberland. From there you drop down to the head of the College Valley, which must be one of the best known in Northumberland. After a quick visit to the Mountain Rescue Hut you drop down steeply to the valley floor.

Then you have a wonderful traffic-free journey back down the valley visiting the war memorial on your way.

The route is good underfoot but strong shoes and waterproof clothing are essential.

A stunning long walk in Northumberland.