I got inspired by beautiful photos of a like-minded photographer that showcased the trees and mystical atmosphere of this loch and decided to explore it. Initially I wanted to walk around it as apparently there is a circular path, but I couldn’t find it (I did later on). Not too sure how long this whole adventure would take, we just walked about 4 miles on part of the Southern Upland Way admiring the loch, enjoying peace (hardly anybody there) and the hills of the Scottish Borders.
Not the best day for walking. I wanted to check out a place nearby and unfortunately it was too wet and muddy so just a quick walk and a decision to see more when it’s drier. Still I had some fun with macro shots of moss and water droplets. Plus there’s ruins of a castle near a farm house which are quite interesting.
Today’s morning was fantastic. Initially I wanted to photograph the atmospheric mist and chose to travel to Balerno. However, it was glorious sunshine when I arrived at Red Moss car park. Still I managed to capture the wonderful play of frost and light. And did part of the Nine Mile Burn walk, which is definitely something I will explore further in the future.
One of my favourite beaches near Edinburgh. Always popular with families, campers and all sorts of walkers and horse riders.
A varied mixture of sands and rocks of various shapes and colours offers a relaxing day, ideal for a picnic or a walk.
A nearby cafe in the village offers great cakes and drinks.
A walk led by myself was 4 miles long, we took the high path first and then just strolled the beach. There are plenty horses about and this particular white one is my favourite.