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Windy Gyle
619m (2031ft)

The Scottish Borders, Northumberland National Park, Northumberland, England /Scotland

Since Windy Gyle lies on the border between England & Scotland it has the distinction of being classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt), an English Nuttall and a Scottish Donald.

The summit of Windy Gyle is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point & a huge cairn (on the Scottish side of the border).


Record Windy Gyle as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
169th highest in England,
296th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
236th highest in England,
411th in England & Wales

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Donald
No. 85

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Windy Gyle walking UK Mountains in The Scottish Borders Northumberland National Park NorthumberlandThe Borders, EnglandScotland

Windy Gyle Summit

Photo: Danny Fox

You can find Windy Gyle & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL16 The Cheviot Hills


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

80 Cheviot Hills & Kielder Water


See Windy Gyle and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

A go4awalk.com downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map featuring Windy Gyle should be available soon.


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You can walk to the top of Windy Gyle by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk n109 Windy Gyle from Rowhope Bridge

Wild walking on the Scotland/England border

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,753ft (534m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk n128 Windy Gyle from Wedder Leap, Barrowburn

Wild walking on the Scotland/England border

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:2,009ft (612m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk n157 Swineside Law and Windy Gyle from Wedder Leap, Barrowburn

Wild walking on the Scotland/England border

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:2,311ft (704m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Windy Gyle Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Windy Gyle

Mark Smith walked up Windy Gyle on August 26th, 2010 [from/via/route] pennine way [weather] hot & sunny

Caroline Winter climbed Windy Gyle on July 27th, 2021 [from/via/route] Wedder Leap CP, Middle Hill, Little Ward Law, Windy Gyle, Pennine Way, forest to Salters Road, Bloody Bush Edge, Cushats Law, Bloody Bush Edge, Bills Sike, Uswayford, Peat Sike, Middle Hill, CP [with] Becky & Andy [weather] Muggy, heat build up, cloudy, rain 1 minute after return to car. - Forecast thunder, but on morning rechecked & now, not coming in till evening. 9.5 hr walking. Forest before Windy Gyle no through route, as trees fallen. Flies persistent & a nuisance.

Mark Dixon bagged Windy Gyle during November, 1990 [with] Caroline Dodds - On skis

Kevin Foster hiked Windy Gyle on November 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walk n109 Windy Gyle from Rowhope Burn Bridge [with] Henry. [weather] Cloudy - An easy & enjoyable walk on good paths throughout. Windy Gyle is a fine top with extensive views in all directions. One other thing 'SHUT THE GATE'! This made me laugh because it was on every single gate I came across in large letters.

Andy Jakob summited Windy Gyle during August, 1985 [from/via/route] pennine way [with] Edith

David Wand conquered Windy Gyle on May 29th, 2001 [with] Gayle [weather] Rained in the night but dry for the walk & a light breeze

Chris Faulkner scaled Windy Gyle on July 14th, 2016 [from/via/route] Pennine Way [with] Michelle chandler [weather] Dry

Robert Shaw walked up Windy Gyle on May 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Bagged on the Pennine Way between the 10th & 24th May 2013. [weather] Various !! - 15 days of mainly fun.

Jeanette Coward climbed Windy Gyle on September 30th, 2016 [from/via/route] Rowhope Burn [weather] Lovey autumnal day

Ian Barker bagged Windy Gyle on August 15th, 2014 [with] Peter Godfrey - Pennine Way

Mark Davidson hiked Windy Gyle on May 27th, 2007 [with] Theresa [weather] Cold, grey & windy - a typical Northumbrian day

Christine Shepherd summited Windy Gyle on August 26th, 2014 [from/via/route] Walked from Rowhope Burn Bridge using walk n109 [with] On my own [weather] Sunny & clear - A lovely walk with clear paths, gentle ascents & descents & wonderful views.

Leona Skelton conquered Windy Gyle during June, 2010 [from/via/route] Rowhope Burn [weather] Windy - Devoid of people

Ray O'hara scaled Windy Gyle on September 17th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Barrow Burn, to Windy Gyle, Bloodybush Edge, Cushat Law & return over Bloodybush Edge to Barrow Burn [with] Wandered briefly across the border of Scotland, just because I could. It liveed up to its name by being windy on the summit. [weather] Dry but overcast at this point

Stephen Littlewood walked up Windy Gyle on March 4th, 2012 [from/via/route] Windy Gyle from Wedder Leap, Barrowburn (n128)

Patrick Rogozinski, John Cuthbert, Paul Booth, Trevor Williams and Paul Woodburn have all walked, climbed & bagged Windy Gyle.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Windy Gyle

Swineside Law (left) and Black Braes (right) with Mozie Law (back left) and Windy Gyle (back right) from Hindside Knowe

Swineside Law (left) and Black Braes (right) with Mozie Law (back left) and Windy Gyle (back right) from Hindside Knowe

Photo: Danny Fox (18)

Stile over the border fence between England and Scotland on the way to Windy Gyle

Stile over the border fence between England and Scotland on the way to Windy Gyle

Photo: Christine Shepherd (202)

On Windy Gyle

On Windy Gyle

Photo: Rob Straker (1)

Mozie Law (left) and Windy Gyle (right) from Swineside Law

Mozie Law (left) and Windy Gyle (right) from Swineside Law

Photo: Danny Fox (20)

The Pennine Way from Windy Gyle summit trig point

The Pennine Way from Windy Gyle summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (201)

Climbing Windy Gyle via the Pennine Way

Climbing Windy Gyle via the Pennine Way

Photo: Danny Fox (21)

Windy Gyle summit cairn and trig point

Windy Gyle summit cairn and trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (200)

Windy Gyle

Windy Gyle

Photo: Christine Shepherd (199)

A great sign on Windy Gyle

A great sign on Windy Gyle

Photo: Christine Shepherd (203)


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