Swans on Yetholm Loch

25th September 2016

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Hello

A very short ramble today to visit Yetholm Loch which is only about 20 minutes from us in the car, right on the edge of the Cheviot Hills and only a mile or so inside the Scottish Border.

Route: Parked in the lay-by at Lochside, a short walk (maybe 1/2 mile)  along a grassy and part boarded pathway leads to the bird-hide overlooking the loch.

Distance: Less than 1 mile


Yetholm consists of two small villages – Town Yetholm and Kirk Yetholm – 1/4 mile apart on either side of the River Bowmont.  Continue reading

The Philosopher, the Witches and Hen Poo Lake

Hello!

Let’s not mention the weather today…..

This morning we made our way to the town of Duns (pronounced Dunce) to follow a walk from a new book of mine called ‘Walks for All Ages – 20 Circular Walks in the Scottish Borders’.  As you can imagine, nothing too strenuous – which is okay at the moment!  This was meant to be a 3.75 mile easy walk through the grounds of Duns Castle to be accomplished in 2 hours.  I’m not convinced it was that long, unless it was just that it was all on the level and we were walking fairly quickly due to the unmentionable conditions.  Never mind, it was nonetheless, a lovely walk around a beautiful estate managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and lacked only a tea room at the end! – one to go back to in the spring I think. Continue reading