Mozie Law & Windy Gyle from Coquet Valley
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Walk Route Description
An undulating walk in the Northumberland National Park exploring two hills that straddle the England-Scotland border. The first half of the route follows paths and tracks including a section of the Pennine Way along the border fence. The descent from Windy Gyle follows a grassy path back into the valley.
The start is in the upper Coquet Valley on a minor road a kilometre northwest of Barrowburn where there is a small parking area by a bridge (grid ref. NT859114). The pleasant drive up the valley gives a good impression of the terrain to be encountered during the walk. After parking cross the bridge and take the stile on the right. Head up the clear grassy track with the fence on your left. Continue uphill to the next stile from where the fence is on your right. The grassy track climbs steadily passing across the eastern flank of Swineside Law.
Descend to a grassy col, cross the stile, and continue up the grassy track. Nearing the top of the climb cross another stile and follow the track to reach Plea Know (grid ref. NT835150) with a four-way fingerpost. Turn left over a stile to join the Pennine Way (signed Mozie Law). The grassy path soon becomes paved and follows the fence on your right which leads you to the summit of Mozie Law. Cross the fence (England/Scotland border) to reach the true summit which is in Scotland.
Retrace your steps back top Plea Know. Turn left to follow the Pennine Way in an easterly direction to the summit of Windy Gyle (619 m.) with large cairn topped with an OS trig column. To descend follow the signed path to the Coquet Valley. After leaving the summit the path initially heads south to join a grassy track trending south-east. Follow this track for 350 metres noting that it bears half right to head south (grid ref. NT860148). The path fades in places but makes a gentle descent through Rowhope back to the start.
Other walks nearby
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Walk 3085 The Dodd & Wether Cairn from Alwinton - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km
Walk 2299 The Cheviot from College Valley - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Walk 1766 Cushat Law and Bloodybush Edge from Hartside - mod/hard - 12.5 miles/20.3 km
Walk 1764 The Cheviot from Langleeford - mod/hard - 8.2 miles/13.3 km
Walk 1765 Comb Fell & Hedgehope Hill from Langleeford - mod/hard - 8.9 miles/14.5 km
Walk 1776 The Cheviot & Auchope Cairn from Langleeford - mod/hard - 10.0 miles/16.3 km
Walk 1805 An introduction to the Breamish Valley - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km
Walk 3296 Grubbit Law & Hownam Law from Morebattle - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey
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Pennine Way Map Booklet
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This pocket handbook to navigation will help you master the necessary map and compass skills for mountain walking. Chapters include map scales, symbols and contours, grid references, map reading, bearings, route planning and night and bad-weather navigation, as well as navigating with a GPS.