Pity it had it's back to me, taken from Hedgehope with Cheviot as a backdrop
Hundreds of displaying pairs
No snakes alive but an outgrown skin and sadly a road casualty
Heather and Bennyboy approaching Cheviot summit along the Pennine way
Another beautiful day and a long 12 mile strenuous walk from Langleeford past Long crag, a steep ascent up Hedgehope Hill and down over the boggy Comb Hill, even in this dry spell was very wet and difficult to negotiate in certain areas, over Scotsman Knowe, up to Cairn Hill, over Cheviot summit and the steep descent to Scald Hill and back to Langleeford.
Lots of birds around with a displaying pair of Goshawk, a fine male merlin, 5 Ravens, numerous Buzzard, a pair of Peregrines, 3 Golden Plover and possibly hundreds of Red Grouse, chiefly in displaying pairs. Many commoner species but few plants at this time of year.