For our last day on the Inn Way, from the delightful hamlet (and pub) at Alwinton to Rothbury, the sun shone brightly all day. It was the shortest of the 4 days, at only perhaps 13 or 14 miles, but arguably the best – and not just because of the weather. See below, but there was a very pleasant walk across meadows and down Coquetdale, before we followed the track up and behind Rothbury, which gave magnificent views over the valley from the dizzy height of 232m or 761ft.
Overall though, I would have to say that, for the reasons described in my earlier posts, this route is not as good as the Inn Ways to the Dales or Peaks. But I would certainly recommend a visit to the wonderful county of Northumberland. 😊
Footnote to Butterflies and Dragsters: We saw a number of butterflies during the second part of our trip and almost all of them were Painted Ladies. So it certainly seems to be a special year for them. The one below was the best of my photos.
And, for UK readers, we now know where Dr Who lives (or at least has recently landed?)… 😉