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Cheviots Walks

Yeavering Bell

Date: 24th June 2008
Distance: 3.7 miles
Ascent: 1096 feet
Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
With: On my own
Start Grid Ref: NT926304

Walk Summary:
A ahort evening walk to view the remains of the impressive Iron Age ramparts on Yeavering Bell.

Route Summary: Gefrin Monument - Old Yeavering - St Cuthbert's Way - Yeavering Bell - Old Yeavering - Gefrin Monument

Photos: Click on the photos below to enlarge.

The Gefrin Monument
Yeavering Bell
Wild goats
Newton Tors from Yeavering Bell
The top of Yeavering Bell
Remains of the hillfort ramparts
Old Yeavering

Walk Detail: This was a short evening walk after a family day out on Lindisfarne. As it happened I probably picked the worst evening of the week to do this walk and despite it having being dry all day I actually got rained on. This was particularly galling as, for the first time ever I had taken neither my waterproof nor backpack.

Still I saw, for what I think was for the first time, some feral goats which was particularly apt as Yeavering Bell means 'The Hill of the Goats'.

Yeavering Bell itself would have been more interesting had the weather being more clement though there was no doubt about the impressive nature of the stone ramparts which I had been able to make out from The Cheviot just the day before in much more different conditions. Certainly this a walk I would do again given a nice summer's evening.

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