Someone on here once said Northumberland never dries out.

Home Forum Bike Forum Someone on here once said Northumberland never dries out.

Viewing 31 posts - 1 through 31 (of 31 total)
  • Someone on here once said Northumberland never dries out.
  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    don’t get smug there is always a puddle!

    I remember growing up and all my birthdays (in July) were dry and sunny, then I went to the lakes…..East Coast has much better weather than the rest of the UK. Still interested in some Pig?

    b r
    Member

    We did Yetholm to the ‘The Street’ (via The Cheviot) a few weeks ago, it was dry then so must be rock hard by now.

    This was after doing the Cuthbert from Melrose in the morning – knackered doesn’t even describe it…

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    don’t get smug there is always a puddle!

    2 after Fairhaugh but that was it.

    We did Yetholm to the ‘The Street’ (via The Cheviot) a few weeks ago, it was dry then so must be rock hard by now.

    It’s sketchy in places due to the loose volcanic rock.

    It’s not the driest I’ve seen it the best for a few years for sure.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    I also remember being able to get my arm shoulder deep into cracks in the fields during one very hot summer, I think my parents wedding was nearly very poorly attended due to the summer that year and all the farmers just getting on with all the sunshine.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Oh yes we’ve had hotted for sure.

    I almost forgot to add the original Cheviothills Riders.


    Cheviot Goats by Lee Collis, on Flickr

    rob2
    Member

    Reminds me of growing up. Often used to go up clennell (sp?) street. Love Northumberland, beautiful place

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Yeah right.


    Climbing by Lee Collis, on Flickr


    Up by Lee Collis, on Flickr


    3 Ways Down by Lee Collis, on Flickr


    Worth it for the views alone by Lee Collis, on Flickr

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    It is Rob I love living here.

    Premier Icon paul4stones
    Subscriber

    For goodness sake stop telling people about it! 😉

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
    Subscriber

    I’m glad we still have trees here, I’d die of sunstroke up there*

    *and the other 11.75 months of a normal year you can shelter from the rain

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    rocketdog wrote:

    I’m glad we still have trees here, I’d die of sunstroke up there*
    *and the other 11.75 months of a normal year you can shelter from the rain

    I rode out one August B/hol weekend and remember avoiding the puddles as we were worried about proper exposure out there. When you park and leave the road for 20km away from any roads etc it’s a bit more serious

    I can’t believe Salters Road has gone dry, has it?

    Premier Icon oldagedpredator
    Subscriber

    It’s a random sampling error normal service will be resumed shortly.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    I’m glad we still have trees here, I’d die of sunstroke up there*

    *and the other 11.75 months of a normal year you can shelter from the rain

    I feel a bit crap today, that’ll be why you have so many trees because of the rain.

    I can’t believe Salters Road has gone dry, has it?

    Yup we looped around to come back down it and it was very fast and loose.

    Oh and Paul4stones is right it’s not really any good, keep away.

    There was loads of crowds yesterday we seen a dozen walkers in total. It was bedlam.

    Premier Icon MtbRoutes
    Subscriber

    Even Thrunton was dry this week. Dust and everything!

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Yup was pretty good last week too.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    wrote:

    Even Thrunton was dry this week. Dust and everything!

    lies!!

    b r
    Member

    They’ve made a real mess up there ripping out perfectly good boardwalk and (not yet) replacing it with flagstones. The boardwalk timber must be 2″ thick and not a sign of rot.

    seanodav
    Member

    @br are you talking about bridge on traverse of the dogs?

    seanodav
    Member

    presuming it is the bridge you speak of it had rotted through and snapped.
    It was closed for approx 1 week and replaced with stone…

    to be fair hardly a mess?

    b r
    Member

    No, the boardwalk on top of the Cheviots – Schill/Cairn Hill

    http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/parklive/news/news-pages/national-parks-pennine-way-upgrades-keep-walkers-feet-dry-in-the-cheviots

    Only £160k, for a kilometre – who said we were short of money…

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    There was some rotten sections on the old broad walk and it’s good to see they’re continuing to lay the slabs they started what must be going on 10 years ago.

    CaptJon
    Member

    Not Northumberland, but i bet bits of Chopwell are still wet

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
    Subscriber

    I’d hate it there Drac!

    It looks fabulous, many fond memories of the Cheviots. 8)

    Premier Icon mtbfix
    Subscriber

    Lets hope it stays that way for a bit. Trip to Harbottle being chalked in to the end of next month.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Yup it’s awful CG.

    I hope so too mtbfix as I’m finding mojo again and loving it.

    legolam
    Member

    CaptJon – Member
    Not Northumberland, but i bet bits of Chopwell are still wet
    POSTED 4 HOURS AGO # REPORT-POST

    There’s one muddy patch up near the golf course, but the rest is bone dry – unbelievable! Chopwell is usually the world’s biggest mud bath.

    Premier Icon uphillcursing
    Subscriber

    How bad do the Feral goats smell though? Still remember the first time I got downwind of them.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    They honk but luckily the wind was blowing the other way as we were about 30′ away.

    510ben
    Member

    I’m supposed to be going Northumberland next week and can only use public transport to get around. I could probably squeeze in two days around the Cheviot Hills but have nowhere to stay and haven’t a clue where to find the best trails. Any help would be very much appreciated!

    coastkid
    Member

    A good summer for visiting the various aircraft wreck sites on the Cheviots, may revisit the B17G crash site soon

Viewing 31 posts - 1 through 31 (of 31 total)

The topic ‘Someone on here once said Northumberland never dries out.’ is closed to new replies.