The Grim and Distant North

Our annual Easter break saw us head to Northumberland this year, our choice of cottage heavily restricted by the requirement to fit in 3 families and 3 enormous dogs. We headed there with a plan to spend a couple of days walking in the Cheviots – enough to bag all 6 Nuttalls, and fill the rest of the time up with the usual tourist things – Hadrian’s Wall, Holy Island and the like.

A further constraint was introduced in the form of Mart (@martinthehills) who we planned to meet up with and do one of said walks in the Cheviots. With him only available Good Friday, we turned our attention to other things for the time being…

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Roseberry Topping

North York Moors

A family holiday in the week before Easter gave an opportunity to visit an area I’d not really explored.

Greeted by a blue sky over the moors, we decided to knock off Roseberry Topping on the Saturday. Parking just south of Newton-under-Roseberry we walked up the lane and into Newton Wood and then slogged up the rough National Trust steps at the pace of a 4 year old. Continue reading “North York Moors”