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Windy Gyle -

Sunshine was certainly in store for today, what a wonderful day in May.

After meeting at the Wedder Leap car park, we headed up the valley floor to 'The Street'. We climbed up steeply from the Valley floor, leaving the river Coquet behind, to a lofty position from where we could look up the Coquet Valley to Chew Green and down the valley to Barrowburn.

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guided walk, Windy Gyle -

The blog from the guided walk up one of the best mountains in Northumberland, Windy Gyle.

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guided walk, Windy Gyle -

As I drove through Rothbury heading ‘up the valley’ it was a wet old morning, not the best for walking one of the finest peaks in Northumberland. Thankfully, that was going to be the worse of the weather encountered that day.

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guided walk, wi, Windy Gyle -

Mark welcomed everyone, introduced Martin our Shepherds Walks volunteer and outlined the route. He advised that Windy Gyle would almost certainly live up to its name and that it would likely be rather wet underfoot. Fortunately we were all prepared for this eventuality.

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guided walk, Windy Gyle -

As we made our way to the summit of Windy Gyle and despite the frequent showers we were able to enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding hills, including the Eildon Hills in the far distance.

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