The Cheviot

Being the highest summit amongst the Cheviot Hills, this picturesque site is but 2 miles from the Scottish borders and has several walking routes around it and to ascend it. Its height is 2,674ft and its parent peak is Broad Law. The Cheviot is one of the more challenging walks in Northumberland, due to its size and the amount of peat bogs surrounding it which can be up to 2m deep. The Cheviot hill is actually an ancient, extinct volcano, which is another reason walkers are attracted to it, due to this interesting historical value. Another historical chapter for the Cheviot is the crash landing of a B-17 bomber plane amidst World War II. A navigational error caused it to crash into the peat bogs, north of the summit. Most of the wreckage has long since been removed but some pieces still remain for walkers to discover for themselves as they adventure through the surrounding areas of this grand vista.

Cheviot Panoramic
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License  by  DarrelBirkett 

Due to the danger of the peat bogs and unsteady footing, the Northumberland National Park authority have placed stone slabs along the main access footpaths for the safety of walkers. We highly recommend you see this beautiful setting with your own eyes and enjoy the sensation that only walking in such a remote wilderness can bestow. However due to the lay of the land, height and length of The Cheviot, and those aforementioned peat bogs, one must tread carefully and stay safe when walking in the Cheviots. Always have a mobile phone, plenty of food and drink supplies, maps and warm clothing for such an escapade.

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