Windy Gyle

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Windy Gyle
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Windy Gyle, seen from the southwest ridge of Shillhope Law
Highest point
Elevation619 m (2,031 ft)
Prominence113 m (371 ft)
ListingDonald, Hewitt, Nuttall
Coordinates55°25′53″N 2°13′50″W / 55.43138°N 2.23068°W / 55.43138; -2.23068Coordinates: 55°25′53″N 2°13′50″W / 55.43138°N 2.23068°W / 55.43138; -2.23068
LocationCheviot Hills, England/Scotland
OS gridNT855153
Topo mapOS Landranger 80

Windy Gyle is a hill in the Cheviot Hills, right on the border between England and Scotland.[1] It lies on the border ridge, and like the other hills in the area is rounded and grass-covered. Although maps show the border passing right through the summit, the summit cairn lies a few metres north of the fence that marks the border. The cairn at the summit of this hill is named Russell's Cairn and has a small depression suitable for shielding about 15 people from the wind.

The Pennine Way crosses the summit, thus providing one possible route of ascent. Windy Gyle may also be climbed from the Coquet valley to the south (England), or from Cocklawfoot to the north (Scotland).[2] There are a number or routes from both sides, and circular walks are possible.

There are good views from the summit north towards the Scottish Borders, Eildon Hills and Edinburgh.

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 80 Cheviot Hills & Kielder Water (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229668.
  2. ^ O'Brien, Matthew. "The Cheviots - Windy Gyle". Retrieved 25 March 2016.