Byrness to Windy Gyle
What weather!! We’ve been blessed with another fine day today. When I was fighting my way through the storms of August I feared for the conditions I might face on the Cheviots. Rain, wind, fog etc. I never dreamed it would be sunshine, big blue skies and warmth. The moors today looked so beautiful. Every shade of green and the last of the heather flowers. During the day we passed backwards and forwards between England and Scotland.
Once again, I had a happy day walking with my two new Danish friends, Troels and his 82 year old father Bent who both live in England. They are walking the Pennine Way to raise money for their charity which helps children with additional needs. I asked Bent what he will do when he gets home, a little rest perhaps? No, he’ll be back at work on Monday. He has a company which makes nutritional supplements and judging by the speed with which he climbs these hills, I suspect he must be the biggest customer. Bent lives in Northumberland and he says he can’t remember a day like this on the Cheviots.
We were also joined by Richard and Georgie once again and some new supporters, Phil, Anne and Patrick. It’s good to have experienced these moors alone but it’s better to share them with fellow walkers.
I think the Government must have seen yesterday’s blog because they have introduced draconian measures for Northumberland banning more than one household from meeting or walking on the moors. It looks like I might just make it through to Monday before it all kicks off again.