We went on a wander to find St Cuthbert's Cave. We found it. It was a lovely walk. There was not a scrap of wind, although it was slightly overcast and dull. The temperature was mild, and it was absolutely silent - eerily still in fact. You can only get this absolute tranquillity in the wilds of Northumberland. We only saw a handful of other people in the whole day on the hills and forests. A scary moment was when we came across a fierce looking bloke with a massive chainsaw. He looked at us, not a word, and buzzed his saw at high speed. After watching 'Fargo' the last few weeks, this was a very scary moment. At least he did not have a mask!
We came across this little spot on the way. It was awash with beautiful bluebells and yellow gorse. The camera does not do it justice. It was blindingly blue. Then there was a fantastic view of Bamburgh castle and Holy Island from the top.
We saw giant Red Kites, a small bird with a bright yellow head?, Deer, Rabbits, Sheep, Geese, Horses, and heard a really loud Cuckoo. A real wild life experience in a peaceful and scenic setting. Another side of the walk looks on to the spectacular Cheviot Hills with the main mountain in the foreground.
When we did the return leg, we were faced with a fierce looking herd of cows replete with little calves. This was a tricky situation - as you should not mess with mothers and their babies. We gingerly made our way through them however, surviving to do another walk another day.
Finally, we went into the village of Belford to have a look at Belford Hall from a distance (once owned by ancestors of friends of ours). How the rich used to live!
A lovely walk and highly recommended.
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