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Cheviot Hills, Wooler

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The Cheviot Hills (), or sometimes The Cheviots, are a range of uplands straddling the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. The English section is within the Northumberland National Park. The range includes The Cheviot (the highest hill), plus Hedgehope Hill to the east, Windy Gyle to the west, and Cushat Law and Bloodybush Edge to the south.

The hills are sometimes considered a part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland as they adjoin the uplands to the north. Since the Pennine Way runs through the region, the hills are also considered a part of the northern Pennines although they are separated from the Cheviot Hills by the Tyne Gap, part of which lies within the southern extent of the Northumberland National Park.
The Cheviot Hills are primarily associated with geological activity from approximately 480 to 360 million years ago, when the continents of Avalonia and Laurentia collided, resulting in extensive volcanic activity (the Caledonian orogeny) which created a granite outcrop surrounded by lava flows.

The area enjoys a general right to roam under both the English Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and the Scottish Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

The Southern Cheviots include the Otterburn Training Area, the UK's largest firing range, where the Ministry of Defence train up to 30,000 soldiers a year.
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  • There are plenty of beautiful places in our country but the Cheviots have something special. On a walk up the hills or along the valleys, you can find yourselves alone for much of the day to enjoy...  more »
  • We drove up the road out of Wooler to Earle and turned right into a beautiful gorge like grassy, steep valley. We parked at the very top where there is a turning space for agricultural vehicles. Then....  more »
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  • Lovely time Yeavering bell was espicially unique
  • My pack and I love walking in the Cheviots, along the Pennine Way and along the Anglo-Scottish border. There are plenty of routes to choose from and many well signposted. A lot of the area has livestock on so my collie brother has to be on a lead but there is so much to sniff and the views are great. Sometimes areas can be a bit hardgoing under-paw but nothing that will stop you from bounding up the tracks.
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