Embark on a winter adventure with our Windy Gyle Winter Walk in the peaceful and challenging Northumberland Hills. Feel the crisp breeze as you explore our route from the Upper Reaches of the Coquet Valley, surrounded by nature’s tranquillity. Join us on a path through time as we wander the quaint Medieval Street, where the charm of the past meets the magic of the season. Embrace the beauty of wind and tranquillity in this picturesque trek.
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Turn by Turn Directions
After our journey along the upper reaches of the Coquet River in the glorious valley, we park up (see start point link below). Once kitted up we head north up the single-track road next to Rowhope Burn (see Video at 1:20). This path takes us past two farms, at the second (see Video at 2:20) we head over the footbridge and start our gentle climb on the fells. We start to see some of the magnificent views, which will follow us on the whole walk. To the east, we have Ward Law with The Cheviot and Hedgehope Hill.
Approaching the trig point at Windy Gyle, we are exposed to some truly magnificent views (see Video at 4:25) of Scotland in the north and across Northumberland. It is worth taking a break to take in these views.
Leaving Windy Gyle summit we head west, where the views continue (see Video at 6:00). Our route now turns south, as we pick up The Street and pass Black Braes on our way to Swineside Law (see Video at 9:15).
Although we still have a couple of miles to go we start our gentle descent. As we start our final descent it is worth taking a final look back up the valley (see Video at 10:20), you will not be disappointed.
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Resources used whilst bringing you this walk…
Mapping and Directions:
OS Map App – Ordnance Survey Maps and routing
Maps – Ordnance Survey Maps
Compass – Must have
Jacket – Montane Gravity Gore-Tex Jacket
Footwear – Merrell Accentor Sport GTX
Trousers – Montane BMC Terra Pants
Waterproof Trousers – Mountain Hardwear Epic Pant
Backpack – Hi Gear Active22
Bladder – Camelbak 2.5L Hydration Reservoir
GoPro 5 – Go anywhere action camera
hohem iSteady Pro 4-Gimbal stabiliser – Making your video professional
Lavalier Microphone – Capture professional audio
Insta360 ONE X2-360 Degree Camera – bringing video to a new dimension
Insta360 3M (10ft) Invisible Selfie Stick – make it look like a drone
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Windy Gyle from Coquet Valley return via The Street.
Embark on a winter adventure with our Windy Gyle Winter Walk in the peaceful and challenging Northumberland Hills.
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