Distance: 17.5 miles (28km)
Ascent: 1159 metres
Start/finish: Middleton Hall picnic site near NE71 6RD. GR NT 994256
Turn L onto the road and follow it around sharply to the R, then turn L up and over a steep hill south of Earle Hill. Stay on this road to its end at Langleeford (3.7 miles/5.9km), which is a good start point for an out-and-back ascent of the Cheviot. Fork R onto the footpath up Scald Hill and continue on to the Cheviot at 815m (6.7 miles/10.7km). Carry on over the summit and down to Cairn Hill at 777m, then turn L and head downhill to the col and up to Comb Fell. Run the ridge over Hedgehope Hill and down to Langlee Crags, joining the main path here and turning L to follow it down and around Brands Hill. Take the L fork down to the road at North Middleton (16 miles/25.7km), turning L here and following the road to the junction at Cresswell Bog. Turn L here to return to the start.
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