Hi Kevin - definitely sounds like Parameta A from your description. In which case DO NOT use TX Direct Wash In on them. Just checked a pair of my trousers made of this fabric and it says 'Do Not Waterproof'.
You can wash them with any detergent (Tech Wash will be fine as well) but mine just go in with the normal wash.
Not familiar with Mayon's so that may be your answer.
The Windproof material the Fuera's are made from is quite substantial - think a little similar to Pertex windproof material but quite thick and slinky as Padowan says
Bit confused. Sorry to ask but are these definitely made with Paramo Parameta A.?
I ask as they look like Fuera Windproof trousers (which I think is what Parky thinks they are) with the poppers, knee articulation and full zips.
I am no expert but with the poppers and knee articulation I am not aware of any trousers made to that specification in Parameta A
However if they are Parameta A (very soft comfortable material) then they may be something else as I don't think Parameta A was really meant as a windproof fabric (though it has good wind resistance) but as it is a rapid evaporation fabric - more a warm weather garment.
If the material feels like the outers of their jackets and waterproof trousers they will probably be Fueras.
If that is the case if you clean with Tech Wash and then TX Direct Wash In they will be exactly as parky says.
I could be wrong though - just my thoughts from what i can see......
Yes the B6344 is closed but what can do to get to Rothbury is continue on the A697 through Longframlington (watch your speed as there are speed cameras there and also at Longhorsley which you would also have travelled through). A few miles after Longframlington turn left onto the B6341 - think signposted for Rothbury and Cragside (which is a fantastic NT property).
Follow the B6341 through Rothbury and continue through Thropton (speed cameras as well I think).
Continue on B6341 and about 3/4 miles further on (approx) there is a right turn signposted Sharperton, Harbottle and Alwinton. At Alwinton over the bridge and go on until you need to take go left, go past the pub and car park and straight on to the single track road and watch out for the sheep.... ..Barrowburn approx 6 miles down this road,
ps Cheviot has been mentioned - if visibility is good also consider trying Hedgehope as generally agreed better views. Nearer Barrowburn Wyndy Gyle good views as well IMO.
Just a thought - don't know if this is any good for approx a 9 miler (some Hills though) but can go from Barrowburn, up The Street to join the Pennine Way. Up to Wyndy Gyle. Back over into England and continue on Pennine Way to Clennell Street. Down Clennell Street but leave it to go up Middle Hill (otherwise you'll end up at Alwinton) then back down to Barrowburn.