After arriving late Monday afternoon I took a quick look up the Harthope Valley from the parking area near Langleeford before returning there again the next day for a clockwise walk up Harthope Burn,Cairn Hill, Auchope Cairn,The Cheviot,Scald Hill and back down Hawsen Burn to the car.
|Langleeford and Hedgehope Hill|
|Lower Harthope Valley|
|Main street Wooler|
|New flagstones floating on the peatbog|
|Cheviot summit trig|
|Harthope Burn and Housey Crags|
The Wooler youth hostel building was home to the Women's Land Army during and just after the 2nd WW but then fell into disuse before being bought by the YHA.Externally it has quite a utilitarian appearance but the inside has been well adapted and refurbished with modern amenities. Like the Elenydd hostels it's another one which was sold off in the mid 2000s for being too nice and a proper youth hostel and is now run by the local Glendale Gateway TrustAs the way things go ,online bookings are still done via the YHA site.
|Some shepherd's huts have been added by the Trust|
Gefrin and Yeavering Bell are steeped in history. The weather was a bit murky ,still warm but with a cold front promised.
|Commonburn watershed looking south to The Cheviot|
|Yeavering Bell from the common|
|Summit cairn looking north|
|Remains of wall defences|