and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Scottish Borders - Ettrick

More than delighted to have done a short (5.6 miles), and strenuous (around 1300 feet of ascent) walk, much of it on tussocky ground which would no doubt include bog after a spell of wet weather.

This was from Elspinhope Cottage, on Cossarshill Farm, along the valley on a track parallel to the road, until we were level with Brockhoperig Farm. 

On the way we saw and heard oystercatchers and lots of skylarks, and heard a cuckoo. There were plenty of wild flowers too.

Common Butterwort

We turned right and headed for the ridge, which we met at Herman Law (614 m) via Cossars Hill and Standtrae Knowe. 

Fabulous views into the Yarrow Valley, with the Loch of the Lowes and St Mary's Loch.

Then down hill over more very rough ground following Cossarshill Burn back to the farmhouse.

Wonderful sunny weather. 


Nina said...

Looks gorgeous specially shen the weather is good.

Ida Jones said...

How wonderful you have been able to get out walking again! And in such beautiful countryside - the photos are fabulous and a lovely record of your sunny holiday.

aliqot said...

Thanks, Ida and Nina. Had to be done, and so far, so good!