The Garrigil Round – Taking in 5 Hewitts – Burnhope Seat, Dead Stones, Flinty Fell, Round Hill, Viewing Hill

A quick weekend up in the North Pennines. It’s a beautiful place, wild, lonely and yellow. We set out on a run taking in 5 Hewitts – Burnhope Seat, Dead Stones, Flinty Fell, Round Hill, Viewing Hill. Starting as the sun came up, pretty close to the shortest day of the year, the ground was frozen. It was a cold day, but not too cold. We enjoyed an Ainsley Harriott couscous and Mugshot stop at the Garrigill village hall where there are toilets and taps open 24 hours a day. Worth knowing! By the time we finished it was getting cold, red skies, refrozen ground and irritated lungs that are the telltale sign of a great winter’s day running.

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Here is a link to a Google Maps trace of the GPX 

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