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    Hello. Long time no post!

    I am Heading up to the North East for a few days and think I might check out the Cheviots whilst there.

    As I have never been to this area I was wondering if anyone has any advice about Places to camp (Campsites, not wild), and decent routes up the hills - preferably from said campsite.

    I have absolutly no knowledge of this area and any help would be greatly apreciated.

    Thanks

    RR

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    A couple of campsites at Wooler available which you can google for.

    You can walk into the Cheviots from Wooler, but assuming you have transport, may prefer to drive / bike into one of the valleys first. These include Harthope and Breamish to the south and College Valley round to the north.

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    Just been out to get the OS map of the area, I will check out your suggestions.

    Thanx

    rr

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    Try Rothbury or Otterburnfor some wild walksor The River Breamish Caravan Club site(camping allowd) for some all round walks.

    Cush

    PS If it is wet and you want a day indoors try Cragside near Rothbury.

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    I think I will be staying at Wooler and walking from Harthope. Does this area get busy at bank holiday - will I need to book the campsite?

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    Hi,

    Will second Cragside if its a poor day - excellent / and or Wallington near Cambo - both NT properties.If you choose Rothbury you have easy access to the Simonside Hills, though this is a smaller area than the Cheviots.

    Not sure about the camping here, but if you want totry the south of the Cheviots you can also get some good walks from the village of Alwinton in the Coquetdale valley - you can make up several routes from the os map. I don't know how busy Wooler is likely to be but I would imagine that Alwinton will be a lot quieter.

    HTH

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    At B/Hs yes but other times it's not too bad. We wild camped on Wooler common before we got married and were kept awake all night by a prowling fox . Even though we had a dog in the tent with us

    Cush

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    Here is a link to some walks in the area which may give you an idea of what to expect.

    There are some good pictures in the gallery in the 'Information etc' section at the bottom of the page.

    HTH

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    Excellent,

    I will ring round a few campsites in the morning before setting off to make sure.

    Thanks for all the tips.

    RR

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    Hi again,

    Just realised there is an event - thehttp://cheviotschallenge.org.uk/Route2007.htmstarting from Alwinton tomorrow so it might be busy there, tomorrow only, afterall.

    Peter.

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    No Problem, I will be there Sunday Night for a couple of nights.

    Looks like an interesting Challenge!!

    RR

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