Join us for a walk along the traditional route to Lindisfarne, the ancient Pilgrim’s Way, where Saints and early Christians walked before us.
River Breamish and Cheviot Hills
The Valley is famous for its prehistoric landscape and there are many Bronze and Iron Age features to be discovered including plenty of hilltop forts, some of which we will visit as we make our way around the valley. There are some great views too and although we don’t get particularly high up on this walk, we do get to see all the high hills of the Cheviot Range.
This is also farming country and the tough hill sheep have shaped and continue to shape the landscape around us. The River Breamish, from where the valley derives its name, starts up on the Cheviot and tumbles its way down the hills to reach the valley floor and we’re never far from the river on this walk. We can expect to see dippers, a true bird of the river and in spring, oystercatchers and sandpipers nest amongst the stones beside the water.
Higher up, lapwing and curlew nest on the open grasslands, so you can expect to see a lot on this Footsteps guided walk. To end the day, coffee and cake in the Ingram Valley Cafe seem appropriate, so that’s where we end the walk and spend some time sharing memories of an excellent day in the National Park.
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What to Bring
- Walking boots or walking shoes
- Polyester cotton trousers; no denim jeans, please
- A waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, a hat, and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
- One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
- A spare jumper or fleece; it’s always nice to have a warm top to put on if needed
- A picnic lunch and some snacks
Clothing depends on the season. Please contact us for advice!