Reservoirs and Borders Walk One: Byrness, Pennine Way, Fortlet, Source of the River Coquet

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 11
2018

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14 Miles with some hills

First of two walks starting in North Northumberland.

This walk starts in the village of Byrness and heads out to the Pennine Way and Byrness Hill, passing Ogre Hill. The route then quietly slips into Scotland and turns down a valley, which hides the source of the River Coquet. It's then back into England and on to the Roman fortlet where we'll stop for lunch. After lunch, it'll either be back the way we came or we'll head on to Dere Street, Outer Golden Pot and Middle Golden Pot. The second part of the route is determined by the military firing times. If it's a day for soldiers, we'll be sticking to the Pennine Way there and back as thats always open.

This walk has some breathtaking views no matter which direction you look.

At the end of the walk there's the option of popping in to the Redesdale Arms just up the road for some pub grub.

If you're looking to make a weekend of it, there are a number of places you can stay in the area. I'll be staying at the Kielder Campsite on the Friday and Saturday nights. You can book online here: http://kieldercampsite.co.uk/. This is an excellent place for stargazing as it's situated in a Dark Skies park, with Kielder observatory not too far away.

 

Pennine Way
Source of the River Coquet
Looking towards Byrness Hill
Pennine Way
St Francis' Church, Byrness
St Francis' Church Noticeboard
Pennine Way
Source of the River Coquet
Looking towards Byrness Hill
Pennine Way
St Francis' Church, Byrness
St Francis' Church Noticeboard

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