Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

North's Winter Beauty

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

North's Winter Beauty

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CAPTURED on camera, these are the stunning snowy scenes at one of the North East's most beautiful rural wildernesses.

Taken from 3,000ft above the Cheviot Hills, in Northumberland, the images look more like the peaks of mountains in Antarctica.

The breathtaking video was captured last week by Storm Smith, a pilot from the flying training centre Purple Aviation, based at Eshott Airfield, as he looked towards Bamburgh Castle.

Mr Smith said:"The footage was taken last Thursday over towards the top of Cheviot, looking back down east towards Bamburgh Castle.

"You get a lot of snow up there. In fact, if you get snow in Alnwick, you pretty much get double on the Cheviots because it's higher and colder.

"It's a great view at any time but particularly when there's snow.

"The air was very still because it's cold and stable and it's just brilliant to go flying and turn the heating up and enjoy.

"As well as teaching people to fly, we also do experience flights, and the Cheviots are on that route. …

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