/ Cheviots /
We spend a long time driving through the Cheviots, which are the vast rolling hills that straddle the Anglo-Scottish border. As the heather, that grows on the hills, changes colour during the year, so too does the colour of the hills.
Driving though the Cheviots can be difficult with many small lanes, often unsignposted, and we loose our way a few times finding ourselves at a dead-end, or having driven into someone’s farm.
But the ability to get lost in the hills was useful for the Border Reivers, the raiders who dominated the region from the 14th to 17th century, and who were able to maintain control of the region because of their knowledge of the land.