Goat Fence on Carter Fell
|Summit:|| 1,900 feet NT682052 |
Carter Fell is a mountain of the Cheviots, consisting of a long, shallow ridge, heather-clad and wooded on the lower slopes. It reaches 1,900 feet above sea level.
An ancient pass through the hills known as Carter Bar is at the northeast edge of the fell ridge. It now carries the A68 Newcastle to Edinburgh road; in former days it was a major drove road, and a border crossing before the Union, and long before that a Roman Road, Dere Street, took this route through the Cheviots.