A group of 8 walkers from Biggar Ramblers braved extremely blustery weather to walk the 4 mile 'Ladyurd Horseshoe'. The walk started with a gradual ascent until it turned sharply just under Wether Law, where there was just enough shelter for a coffee break. Thanks to the strong wind, visibility was good and there were great views here right across to the Pentlands. The walk now continued down the other side of the valley, joining the outgoing path just before reaching the car park. Soup and paninis were then enjoyed at the Big Red Barn.
Sunday 19 November 2023
A group of 9 walkers from Biggar Ramblers enjoyed an interesting and scenic 8 mile walk from the pretty village of Cramond, along the stunning southern shoreline of the Forth estuary towards the imposing Forth rail bridge at South Queensferry. The weather was kind to us with great visibility, affording detailed views of the Fife shoreline all the way.
Thursday 26 October 2023
On a rather dreich October Thursday morning, six members of Biggar Ramblers set off from Innerleithen following the path along the Tweed towards Walkerburn. With all the recent rain, the river was flowing fast, but that wasn't putting the fishermen off, seen up to their waists in the water, together with a heron hoping for a meal. After reaching Walkerburn, the group crossed the main road and climbed up beside the Walker Burn, first across fields, and then into the forest. By now it had started raining, so the trees provided a welcome dry spot for a coffee break. The route then carried on up towards Priesthope where, after a sharp left turn, it followed a main forest track heading back towards Innerleithen. On reaching an open turning area, a narrow path was taken leading down towards the Leithen Water. Along the way here, fine views of Innerleithen and the Tweed Valley opened up. The Leithen Water was reached by the ancient Cuddy Bridge, built in 1701 with funds from a vacant ministry in the area. It was then a short walk back to the car park where, despite being soaked through, it was agreed that it had been a good walk.
Sunday 22 October 2023
On a lovely sunny morning the Ramblers set out from the Golf Club to walk up Mendick Hill. The party walked along the track to the Old Roman Bridge and on to the Roman Road passing South Slipperfield. The views of the surrounding hills and countryside along this drove road were majestic. The walkers then turned right just passed Hardgatehead Cottage and with Mendick in front of them made their way to the top of the hill. There is a short but steepish climb to get to the top. The party were again rewarded with magnificent views as far as Berwick Law and the Bass Rock and of course Tinto. On either side of Mendick Hill is Ingraston Hill and Little Mendick Hill. The walkers then made their way carefully down the hill and enjoyed lunch in the sunshine before heading back along the Roman Road to the Golf Club where everyone enjoyed a well earned refreshment.
Wednesday 11 October 2023