St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 2

Day 2 we set off on the route from Kirk Yetholm to Hethpool. We began with quite a long climb of 297m from Halterburn around Green Humbleton and eventually down to Hethpool. Lots of sheep with lambs up on the hills which kept Koda entranced. After walking through a so called ‘wood’ (all trees having been cut down….) we encountered a field full of sheep and cattle. Having been warned not to take a dog anywhere near cattle with calves, we decided take a detour which led us through bushes and rough hillsides, not quite sure if we would ever find the road again! One of the photos here is Rebekah lying face down on the track when we eventually found it (an hour later!) and we were so grateful and relieved!! This section had been ably led by Hannah through the wilds – those scouting years were def not wasted! 😂😂 Our little furry companion, Kodak’s, walked most of the uphill and all of the down, just a bit of a carry whilst passing some sheep. The pup crossed his first burn today and jumped across several unexpected mini streams (on Hannahs ‘scenic’ route). Some beautiful scenery here in the College Valley with stunning views all round. I could have stayed here a while longer, but for the inquisitive sheep willing us to move on……

Another few km of St Cuthbert’s way done today, with tired feet all round. We were very grateful when we found Dobby (Dave) & Delilah waiting for us by our motorhome.  👍😎😴😴😴😴

Published by revhelen

A methodist minister on a journey..... to spiritual ‘places’...... to savour and reflect..... to be....

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