Hill: Ros Hill (Northumberland)
Date: 10th March 2012
Company: Myself and Beinn
Time: c. 25Mins
Dog friendly: Yes
I set off from home at lunchtime today en-route to the Scottish/English border with a view to ascending Windy Gyle and the Cheviot tomorrow.
I had just enough time to squeeze in a wee English Marilyn, before dark – Ros Hill.
I parked at the bealach between the unnamed 277m hill and Ros Hill on Hepburn Moor.
Ros Hill is also known as Ros Castle – due to the 3000-year-old Iron Age fort on its summit. It is the highest point on a low range of hills stretching from Alnwick to Berwick Upon Tweed – the Chillingham hills. Ros Hill is situated just above Chillingham.
Not much to say about the ascent – just follow the path starting at the access sign to the summit.
Ros Hill from start of access path:
Looking back towards the car:
I visited the summit trig point and had a walk along both sides of the wall just to be sure of reaching the highest point.
Summit trig point with plaque:
Ros Hill/Castle wall:
There is a walk-in toposcope with four separate plaques.
One of four summit plaques:
I was a bit disappointed that the Cheviot hills were in cloud.
Limited view towards the Cheviot:
View along wall:
I returned to the car via the same route before returning back to spend the night at the border.