Less than an hour from Newcastle, and little more than that from Edinburgh, the Cheviot Hills straddle the border between England and Scotland – a wild and beautiful setting of rounded hills and valleys.
Hills and mountains are sometimes seen as barriers – but not here. Old tracks and highways thread their way through the landscape, running along the ridges, over the tops and dipping down into the valleys that reach deep into the Cheviots.
As you walk along these tracks – if you know what to look for – you become aware you are walking through history. From the Bronze Age to the 21st century, humans have left their mark here.
This web site will help you to make sense of all this
– to explore key routes, help find places along them and explain what they are – or were.