The Daily Telegraph called them the "heathered roof of the world" and we agree that the Cheviot Hills are something special.
Formed millions of years ago by volcanic lava flows, they make for a wild, romantic landscape and are home to some fantastic wildlife including Dippers and Otters which flourish in its clean unspoilt rivers and landscape of serene rolling purple moorlands.
There's a rich history to be explored here, evidence of ancient peoples can be seen in the Iron Age hillforts that dot the landscape, including Yeavering Bell - one of the most important and best-preserved sites in the country. The area later became the focus of fierce inter-clan rivalry during the time of the Border Reivers.
Today things are quieter and a lot less dangerous, but don't make the mistake of thinking that the Cheviot Hills are deserted. The valleys are still home to vibrant communities that offer a friendly welcome.
In the foothills of the Cheviots you will find Wooler, an excellent place to explore the area that also has its own original range of shops. There's an antiquarian book store, The Cuddy Duck arts and crafts shop and even an original Victorian gift store.
The Cheviot Hills are a paradise to the outdoors enthusiast. There's a network of cycling trails and walking routes - the northern finish of the Pennine Way lies within the hills - as well as countless opportunities for horse riding. Those that enjoy other outdoor activities such as birdwatching, canoeing, fishing or rock climbing will also be drawn to the wild landscapes of the Cheviot Hills.