Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
in partnership with
The 42nd Cheviots Challenge is organised to raise funds for the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team. A voluntary organisation whose members share a common interest in providing an important life saving service 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.
There are two routes available; the Terry Lynn Long Route and the Eileen Lynn short route. Terry and Eileen were both members of NNPMRT and for many years worked on the organising committee for the Cheviots Challenge Walk.
This year’s long route for the Cheviots Challenge has unfortunately had to be changed due to the ongoing impact of Storm Arwen on Northumberland’s forests. Last year’s route through the Uswayford forest past Davidson’s Linn and out onto Salter’s Road remains closed due to significant tree fall. Consequently we have not been able to include this section and the section over Bloodybush Edge towards Yarnspath Law in this year’s long route. We appreciate this will be disappointing for some and a relief for others! We hope to revert back to standard long route next year once the bridleway through the Uswayford forest has been re-opened.