Sister valley still flowering
About this time last year, I took a walk with Margaret and my good friend Paul along the Harthope Valley – our sister valley. Well, we repeated it again this year. And, once more, we were not disappointed.
South-west of the market town of Wooler (just 8 miles from the Breamish Valley), the Harthope Valley’s burns trickle and flow through high hills. And in Spring each year they are marked along their length by tumbles of bright yellow gorse.
If you want a short fairly easy ramble then a stroll along the Carey Burn towards the waterfalls is highly recommended. It’s a little uneven underfoot in places, with some loose scree. But if you take your time – and enjoy the views – it’s not all that demanding.
Looking West along the Carey Burn
Looking at the waterfalls in the distance