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29 October 2006
Northumberland Lights - The Deugar on Simonside

It is well documented in English folklore through the mists of time that the lights of the Deugar - a yeti-like creature - would lure walkers on Simonside. In 2006 it's Northumberland National Park who will be luring walkers and Coquet Valley visitors to see Simonside's fantastic 'sacred mountain' and its rock art enhanced by subtle, yet mind-blowing lighting effects.
     To mark its fiftieth anniversary, lovers of landscape and history will be invited to join National Park rangers for a dark evening walk, experiencing the cup and ring rock art that is a testament to the region's mysterious early inhabitants. Through the historic Drover's Hollow Way walkers reach Simonside Crag where an enormous surprise will be waiting. The events are scheduled on Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 December and Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 December 2006.
     Meet at Cow Haugh Car Park in Rothbury @ 5.00pm. Walk element is 1 hour with a steady climb, appropriate weatherproof clothing and footwear will be needed. Refreshments will be provided at the top. Booking is required please contact Rothbury National Park Centre Tel: 01669 620887 or book online at www.northumberland-national-park.org.uk and go to the online store. Places are FREE, but a collection will be made in aid of the National Park's Good Nature Appeal fund in aid of conservation. Limited walk places - so please book early.

Source: North East England (October 2006)

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