Wooler Common - Gains Law - Gleadscleugh - Wooler Common

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Wooler Common - Gains Law - Tom Tallon's Crag - Gleadscleugh - Humbleton Hill-Fort - Wooler Common

From Wooler Common we climb around Coldberry Hill to join St Cuthbert's Way for a gentle climb up to Gains Law, with fine views of the Cheviots in all directions. Now there is a high-level moorland walk towards Tom Tallon's Crag, where we leave St Cuthbert's Way to join a track taking us down to Gleadscleugh, before we climb to the summit of Humbleton Hill.
This is crowned by a major Iron Age hill-fort. It was also the site of the Battle of Homildon, fought in 1402 between the English and the Scots, with Harry Percy, known as Hotspur, leading the English and the Earl of Douglas leading the Scots. The Scots, having been raiding in Northumberland, were set upon by the English and were routed.

There are great views on this walk including the three Eildon Hills, or Trimontium as the Romans called them, near Melrose.

England - North England - Northumberland - Cheviot Hills


Ancient Monument, Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Wildlife, Woodland
25/03/2014 - Noel and Lesley Johnson

At 17, I think it is an 'almost 180-turn turn'. The route almost turns back on itself.

25/03/2014 - Noel and Lesley Johnson

We walked this on Saturday 22nd March 2014. It was a glorious sunny but chilly day. We were lucky to have the far reaching views. Really enjoyed it. Thanks.

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