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
7/26/2020 - Bod Purves

I did this route today. Good route description but a couple points to add. Firstly there are 2 car parks. The route starts from the tarmac car park which is about 50m past the gravel car park. When starting the walk, come out the tarmac car park and turn right. Continue up this road for about a 1/2 mile as described. Secondly, the route states an ascent of 1181 feet. My Garmin begs to differ! I clocked up 1850 feet! There are parts of this route which are really steep, in particular 2 of the descents, which were really hard on my knees! Generally a nice route but a little bland for those who don't appreciate moorland.

3/25/2014 - Noel and Lesley Johnson

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

3/25/2014 - 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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