Family pose briefly on the summit
Cotton grass among the heather and bilberry
On sunday (24th) climbed Cheviot from Langleeford, up Scald hill, Cheviot, Cairn hill and back by the Harthope burn back to Langleeford. A strenuous but enjoyable 9 miles. Plenty of wildlife but nothing unusual. Just past the summit it was so clear that you could see the Lammermuir hills in the north and Tynemouth to the south. Despite the lovely sunshine it was bitterly cold on the top. On the way back the damage caused by the September floods was evident with a huge landslide along the Harthope burn, most of the footpath has been washed away and huge boulders and tons of gravel have been deposited along the valley floor.