Our circular route today took us on a reflective journey around the Northumberland National Park remembering two tragedies with 99 years between both of them. On the 3rd December 1863 Eleanor "Nellie" Heron set off from work at Alnham in a blizzard to walk back home to Hartside in the Breamish Valley across the Moor. She sat down exhausted in the snow and eventually died.
Nearly one hundred years later on the 17th November 1962 whilst returning from Rothbury Mart in white out conditions , Shepherds Jock Scott and Wullie Middlemiss tried to reach Ewartly Shank in their tractor. They were found dead two days later half a mile away from home. The National Park Rangers formed a team we now know as the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team #morethajustmountains#northumberlandnationalpark#Cheviothills#mountainrescueteam#MRT#northumberlandnationalparkmountainrescueteam @northumberlandmrt