The McWilliams Round
A new round for the North East of England designed by Glen McWilliams of Wooler and Northumberland Fell runners.
The round is in three sections, and is designed to be done at your leisure.
Short Route: 32 miles - Wooler WW2 Memorial, St Cuthberts Way, Pennine Way, The Cheviot, Carey Burn, Wooler WW2 Memorial.
Long Route: TBC
Section 1 & 2 are parts of two national long distance routes.
They are clearly marked and well defined.
SECTION 1 - St Cuthbert's Way
Start: Wooler WW1 Memorial, Church Street Wooler.
Route: Down the 46 steps immediately onto the st Cuthbert's way. Head north for 8 miles to Hethpool, college valley, (a good support stop).continue for 3.5 miles arriving at Pennine way, sign post.
SECTION 2- Pennine Way to Cheviot Summit.
Route: Heading south West for 5 miles arriving at Auchope mountain hut, (nice place for a spot of lunch. Don't forget to sign the visitors book).
Continue along the Pennine way until signpost for Cheviot Summit. Head to Summit Cairn.
SECTION 3- Chevy Chase route to Wooler 12 miles
If you haven't done the Chevy you might find this a bit tricky.
Route: From Cheviot Summit head to top of hedgehope (5m).
Facing eastward head to Brands corner.
Continue to the Carey Burn bridge, (welcome support stop) . From the bridge follow the Carey burn for 1.5 miles turning up the dreaded hells path!
Finally, the long run into Wooler.
Climb up the 46 steps and touch the railings around the WW2 memorial.