Walks on the Wild Side: The Cheviot Hills
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By Geoff Holland.
110 page, full colour, A5 booklet describing eight longer walks that experience the 'wilder side' of the Cheviot Hills.
In the great scheme of matters mountainous the Cheviot Hills are not especially big hills, rising to a mere 815 metres (2674 feet) at their highest point. However these are lonely hills of sweeping vistas and far-off horizons, where wild goats roam and the call of the curlew echoes across centuries of a violent and bloody past. These are predominantly grass-covered hills of long, shapely ridges and deep hidden valleys. These are hills which offer walking of the finest quality.
Written by the author of three popular books of walks, 'The Cheviot Hills', 'Walks from Wooler' and 'The Hills of Upper Coquetdale', this latest book contains eight totally unique self-guided walks with detailed, simple to follow route descriptions and a sandwich box full of easily digestible information. These are walks designed to tempt inquisitive and adventurous walkers outside their normal walking boundaries. These are walks for the connoisseur with a taste for something just that little bit different. So pull on your boots and take 'a walk on the wild side'.
The WalksWALK 1. A CHEVIOT DOUBLE.
WALK 2. THE ALNHAMMOOR CLASSIC.
WALK 3. TWO SIDES OF WINDY GYLE.
WALK 4. THE ULTIMATE HALTERBURN CIRCUIT.
WALK 5. A COLLEGE VALLEY HORSESHOE.
WALK 6. THE UPPER BREAMISH ROUND.
WALK 7. THE THREE VALLEYS ROUND.
WALK 8. A ROMAN EXPERIENCE.
Walks on the Wild Side: The Cheviot Hills Reviews
Detailed, easy-to-follow route descriptions of eight new walks ranging from 8 3/4 to 14 1/2 miles are accompanied by colour photographs. The walks start at various locationsin the Harthope, Breamish, Upper Coquet, College and Halterburn valleys.
These routes are for fit walkers with even the shortest, the Halterburn Circuit, involving a large number of ascents and descents, some steep, requiring five or six hours to complete.
The Northumbrian magazine October/November 2011
Written by the author of three other walking guides, this third book promises not to disappoint. It contains a comprehensive guide to eight separate treks across the Cheviot Hills, in Northumberland and aims to tempt adventurous walkers to step over their usual walking boundaries and try something a little bit different. The book is very well written and allows readers to imagine the sights and scenery along the walks, before even leaving the house.
This step-by-step guide gives clear route instructions while still remaining interesting. It includes images of significant landmarks to look out for along the way as well as relevant information about the area and access rights. Other useful information is also covered such as the time and distance of each of the walks.
Geoff Holland manages to keep the book very factfual and easy to use while at the same time capturing the reader's imagination about nature's beauty.
Four out of five stars.
North East Lifestyle magazine October 2011