Winter was upon members when they recently headed to Halterburn for a walk in the Cheviots. It was very muddy and wet underfoot when they set off on the Pennine Way at Halterburn, and a steady climb saw them reach the turn-off for the St Cuthbert’s Way, at which point a hailstorm started.
Up and over and a quick descent, they were soon into the shelter of a wood for a welcome coffee stop. Onward to Elsdonburn where the minor road led to a well-earned lunch stop in the shelter of a disused quarry. On a good track, the walkers continued up and over to Wideopen Head, through the border fence back into Scotland, and soon picked up the Pennine Way again near Stob Rig and a steady descent back down to Halterburn. A much better day than members had thought.
The next walk is at Earlston on Sunday.