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A gentle stroll around the Old Carriageways of the Cragside Estate starting at Rothbury afforded several good views of the Simonside Hills and surrounding countryside. First off a nice cup of coffee at one of the several tea/coffee shops along with several early motorcyclists.

Rothbury with the Simonside Hills Above

The route was very moderate with easy paths to find and walk on. Climbing out of the valley and Rothbury was possibly the most difficult part after that it was easy walking. We passed the entrance way into Cragside House which is a significant National Trust property with a very interesting history.

The Lake and Entrance to Cragside House
The Woodland Path
Simonside Hills Leading out to The Cheviots

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