Route

Route


Walk leader* Route* Weather* Walkers* Apologies and Excuses* Comments* Evening Meal* Picture Gallery


Walk leader

Ashley


Route

Elsdon circular


Weather

Warm, dry and cloudy. The odd spot of rain at the end.


Walkers

Ashley, Bernie, George B.


Apologies and Excuses

Ron, Sandy, Alex and Beth - in London

Mike and Michelle - getting ready to go on holiday

George and Carol - in the land of the midnight sun

Evelyn - studying


Comments

Lots of thistles and nettles. Nice patch of heather. High ferns up to 6ft tall - not a good idea to wear shorts, as George and Bernie did, especially when trying to avoid a big bull. Nobody would wait for George. Shooters missed us but not the rabbits - they were training the dogs for the Glorious Twelfth. Specifically cut fields.

Ram's head building. Brand new gate for dwarves just outside Elsdon. The cafe that never shuts was shut and the pub that never opens was open. Very scenic lunch stop - view over Cheviot - identified when Ashley got his sense of direction in order. No other walkers. No paths were shut for Foot and Mouth, and there was no disinfectant. Met two friendly horse riders. Went through Northumberland Wild Trust Nature Area - Millmoss - a unique area of calciferous outcrops complete with adders and rare butterflies.

Wildlife: Barking Alsation. Two rabiits, lots of horses, two unidentified birds of prey. Lots of large mosquito-like insects. Sheep doing dressage. A rhino. Free range chickens and a squashed frog. Tiny little calf - just born. Pheasant.


Evening meal

The Highlander, Belasay. Joined by Evelyn.


Picture Gallery

Walkers

Main group

Saga

Saga group - absent



Bridge

The bridge

Heather

Heather

Elsdon

Elsdon

Thistles

Asleep in the Thistles

Sheep

Sheep doing dressage

Tall ferns

Tall ferns

Mill Burn Nature Reserve

Mill Burn Nature Reserve

Nearly back

Nearly Back

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