20th January 2017
We ventured out to The Cheviots today intending to walk about 7 miles exploring some of the hills, on what our instruction book (The Scottish Borders – 40 Favourite Walks by Robbie Porteous) tells us, is a ‘rolling ridge walk’. Probably we could have chosen a better day to take to the hills. It was one of those grey days when you don’t quite know what’s going to happen to the weather and, because we’ve never walked in these hills before we don’t know them at all. Continue reading →
25th September 2016
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 →