REVIEW OF WALKING IN THE SIMONSIDE HILLS
Here at Trailguides we like to think that we produce some very good guide books, books that are easy to follow and which provide a unique insight into our landscape. Over the years, as testimony to our philosophy, we have developed a loyal following some of whom purchase virtually every guide that we publish. Last year we released ‘Walking in the Simonside Hills’ an addition to our range of guides to Northumberland and one that covers what is thought of being a highly popular walking area but one which, surprisingly, hides many secrets. Well seems that we are not the only people that like it. The Ramblers in the Winter edition of their Walk magazine have printed a very favourable review of the guide which is reprinted below. However, to receive 20% off the retail price of this excellent guide simply enter the discount code SIMONSIDE in the shopping cart when you purchase this book from our website. This offer lasts until the 3rd of March.
The Simonside Hills lie between Coquetdale and Redesdale in the far east of Northumberland National Park, a ridge of sandstone hills south west of Rothbury that separate the Cheviots from the coastal plain. It’s a mix of moorland, rough pasture and woods, and includes some important prehistoric remains, including hill forts, burial mounds and Neolithic rock art. This book introduces the area via nine varied day walks, 4-10 miles long and crossing a wide mix of terrain. The walks are well described in text, maps and photos, but there’s also plenty of local knowledge and interpretation that helps you decode this fascinating and relatively little-walked landscape.
Walk. Magazine of the Ramblers. Winter 2015.