The Cheviot Hills have always been a borderland - the wild and woolly frontier between England and Scotland, and the home for over 300 years of the fearsome Border reivers. But, as this beautiful book by Tony Hopkins shows, they are also a region of great beauty and historical interest. His magnificent photographs show the Cheviots in all their moods, from the harsh snows of winter through to the clear blue skies of summer. The text is also illuminated by Tony's own watercolour illustrations of the special plants, birds and animals which make the Cheviots a naturalist's paradise. The author takes the reader on a fascinating journey of discovery through the internationally-important prehistoric landscapes of the Cheviots, through to the highest hills and valleys, taking in the long-running Border conflicts, wildlife and walking, along the way.
Tony Hopkins has written and illustrated many books on the area, and was formerly Head of Visitor Services for the Northumberland National Park. He lives in Hexham.