Bright and sunny for our traditional Christmas walk on Cragside, the hill at t he back of Stuart’s house.
The walk starts with a steep climb through a farm, which has the most attractive Angus (?) cattle. The mum was not very impressed with me, but “little un” seemed quite fascinated.
The walk continues through a large woods, with a lovely little clearing packed with bird boxes.
Then it’s out onto the large open area which, to us, looks very similar to the New Forest. But with much more impressive views over the Coquet valley and beyond to the Cheviots.
This is a very popular walk, but despite the bright sunshine we did not see many other walkers until we were close to Rothbury on the way back.
We had a special treat, compliments of the season. In place of our usual banana stop, we had a chocolate stop. But in fact it was too cold to stop and sit, so we ate on the move
Guess who had the larger half!