Explore the area's volcanic past

Northumbrian Earth is organised a guided walk in the Cheviots on Sunday to explore the ancient (and extinct) volcano which underlies most of the northern part of Northumberland National Park. Led by geologist Dr Ian Kille, meet at 10am at the car park at Wooler Common.

Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 10:43 am
Updated Thursday, 11th May 2017, 9:49 am
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The northern part of the National Park has some of the most beautiful and remote landscape to be found in England. This mountainous terrain has been around for some 400 million years resulting in a landscape which remains high and inaccessible and also tranquil and unspoiled.

So what happened all those aeons ago to form this volcano, and what happened afterwards that progressively carved out the landscape we see now?

The walk on Sunday will give an opportunity to answer these questions and to walk amongst these beautiful hills, to find one of the best views in Britain.

Ian saidL “This area is extraordinarily exciting to a geologist, and I have wanted to run walks in this area for many years and now that I live within the volcanic lavas I am even more excited about this.

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“These walks are a taster of things to come, as I hope that it will be possible to arrange many more of these events in subsequent years exploring different aspects of this magnificent landscape. I am really pleased that the Northumberland National Park has been so supportive in getting this off the ground.”

The walk will be about 6km long and will involve hill climbing so good footwear appropriate clothing and a basic level of fitness required.

Details of the walk can be found on the Northumbrian Earth website www.northumbrianearth.co.uk along with all of the other geo-walks being run by Northumbrian Earth in conjunction with the Northumberland Coast AONB.