A return to Simonside

A stormy view up to the summit skyline (c) Duncan Hutt

A stormy view up to the summit skyline (c) Duncan Hutt

A glimpse of sunshine along the forest edge (c) Duncan Hutt

A glimpse of sunshine along the forest edge (c) Duncan Hutt

Quite by chance we made a return visit to Simonside, near Rothbury, exactly a year after our last trip.  This year the weather wasn’t quite so kind although we did get a bit of sun on the first part of the climb.  The wind blew strongly, particularly across the exposed parts of the summit ridge.  There were a few grouse that broke cover and dived off out of our way but no laughing cry as we heard last year.  Virtually nothing was in flower, only a lone gorse bush and a tiny piece of heather.  The rain hammered at us for a while and we took shelter, of sorts, amongst some of the rocks.  The views were somewhat indistinct although the arrival of wind turbines was an obvious change.

A brief burst of light in the southern sky (c) Duncan Hutt

A brief burst of light in the southern sky (c) Duncan Hutt

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5 Responses to A return to Simonside

  1. That first picture gave the impression of Northumberlandia with measlles!

  2. uplandpete1 says:

    The weather really has turned all wintery all of a sudden. Getting any decent photos seems to be a thing of the past too what with there being so little daylight left at this time of year.

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