Hedley on the Hill

  • Description

    Extract from: The Northumberland Village Book. "A few miles north of Consett, Hedley on the Hill stands on the western end of a high ridge, close to the Durham border, which divides the valleys of the Tyne and the Derwent. In the past if you had asked an inhabitant of Hedley what the weather was like there, he would have said, 'If it's clear enough for you to see Muckle Cheviot it is going to rain and if you can't, it's already raining.' However, if you do manage to visit Hedley in between the showers you will be amazed at the outstanding views that you get from this tiny village set in south east Northumberland. The view before you extends westward to the Pennines and north to the Cheviots and is laid out like an aerial photograph. The road that runs through the village, part of 'The Old Lead Road' was used in the past for carrying lead from Allendale to Blaydon where it was loaded onto ships bound for London. The name Hedley is derived from two old words 'hed' and 'lea' meaning heather and clearing....."
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    Visitor UK
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    Link: http://www.visitoruk.com/Consett/hedley-on-the-hill-C592-V7674.html#
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
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