Dave B

Dave B

Posted on 06/20/2015

Photo taken on April 22, 2009

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The end of Coquetdale

The end of Coquetdale
Following on from my last shot in my photostream (The long and winding - dead-end !) this is the Dead-end of Coquetdale in Northumberland. Well, almost the dead-end. If you look at it large you can see a car parked in the turning area and, right down in the road's dip, are the gates which close the road when the MOD ranges are in action. If you like the bright lights (or even one bright light) and pavement cafe culture, then this is not the place for you ;-) There is the occasional farm around but if they forget the milk on their shopping trip, the nearest village which might have a shop is 12 miles down the road. The road here has just climbed over a shoulder of the valley side but for most of the way it follows the valley bottom.
On the day we travelled it the MOD road was open and we are climbing right out of the valley and on to the tops of the Cheviot Hills (part of the Pennine Hills which extend to the right down into Staffordshire) and there is another photo following this one on my photostream to show the view we had up there.

This area has been a military training area for a very long time. Out of shot to the left are the remains of a Roman Fort which is thought to be a possible training camp for soldiers coming north from Hadrian's Wall about 25 miles away south in a straight line.

slgwv has particularly liked this photo

Only 12 miles to get a quart of milk? That's practically next door! ;)
2 years ago.
Dave B has replied to slgwv
Ah, that's in your country ;-)) Here in the UK if the shop is more than 5 minutes walk then the car comes out !! Glad you enjoyed it, though.
2 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Wonderful moorland scenery beautifully captured here.
2 years ago.