It was a fine bright day when we decided to climb Cunyan Crags, the path to the base of the Crags being a gentle incline through the bracken.
A gentle incline to the base of the Crags
Once at the base the path ascended swiftly upwards to the Crags, the views became unbelievable, visibility must have been 40 miles or so. We could clearly see the coast from this point.
Onwards and upwards!
Having spent some time exploring the Crags we decided that as the weather was so good, we would push on to the summit of Dunmoor Hill.
Cunyan Crags from the ascent of Dunmoor Hill
The summit of Dunmoor Hill, 2300 feet or so was nothing more than a rocky outcrop. However, the views of The Cheviot and Hedgehope were stunning.
Hedgehope and The Cheviot from the summit of Dunmoor Hill
Hedgehope and The Cheviot from Dunmoor Hill
Outcrops of rock sculptured by ancient glaciers on the summit of Dunmoor Hill
Shooting Butts on the summit of Dunmoor Hill
Having spent a considerable time wandering around the summit, and generally just admiring the view, the weather started to change. Time for a hasty retreat back into the valley.
Storm clouds over The Cheviot and Hedgehope
A fine walk, with brilliant views, all in a very enjoyable day!