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Humbleton Hill

Date: 27th June 2008
Distance: 3.1 miles
Ascent: 864 feet
Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
With: Lisa and Rhiannon
Start Grid Ref: NT976271

Walk Summary:
A short walk on to Humbleton Hill, a hill small in stature but big on history and expansive in views.

Route Summary: Wooler Common - Coldberry Hill - Humbleton Hill - Wooler Common

Photos: Click on the photos below to enlarge.

Humbleton Hill from Wooler Common
Humbleton Hill from Coldberry Hill
Newton Tors
Harehope Hill
Humbleton Hill
Gains Law
Lisa on Humbleton Hill
Looking down to Wooler from Humbleton Hill

Walk Detail: On the last day of our holiday in Wooler I finally managed to get Lisa and Rhiannon out on a hill walk.

The environs of Wooler Common were lovely and the paths were fantastic, as were the views. Humbleton Hill, despite not even being 1000ft is still a distinctive fell and interest is added by the remains of an old hill fort.

Unfortunately it was yet another windy day and there were some ominously dark clouds skudding about which made Lisa nervous for Rhiannon's sake. As a result we missed Gains Law off the itinerary.

This was disappointing especially as it would have only added 20 minutes on to what was after all a short walk. However Lisa was right in that we could not risk Rhiannon getting caught in a heavy shower.

As it happened we did not stay long on the summit of Humbleton Hill or explore the remains of the fort as it was so windy and Rhiannon, who had fallen asleep in the backpack, did not appreciate the fact that it had woken her up.

Still this was a nice little walk with some lovely views.

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