Kielder day walk - two of two
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This is the second of two day walks in the Kielder area. Click here for walk one.
This walk features the Holly Bush Inn, which is the oldest building in Greenhaugh dating back to 1650. The area was known for border reiving for 300 years, which explains the defensive farm houses or 'bastles' on the route.
From Greenhaugh it's past Sneep Farm and on to Black Middens Bastle for a short break then across the Tarset and past Sidwood. After a short climb, the route levels out for a while and then arrives at some waterfalls by Slatyford where we'll likely stop for lunch.
After lunch, it's onward to Donkleywood before dropping down to cross the former border counties railway line. The route then continues along the River Tyne Trail to pass Thorneyburn Station and onward past Boggle Hill to Redmire.
At Redmire the hike then crosses the Tarset Burn and carries on upstream to Greenhaugh where we'll likely stop for post walk refreshments at the Holly Bush Inn.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking.
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: Proper walking trousers. Breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch. See the kit list for further information.