Another good walk with the Strollers in an area I would not consider visiting myself, simply because I did not know about it.
Great views of the Pentland hills, brushed with snow as we had some snowfall recently, interesting history and architecture. There are a number of monuments/follies spread around the estate, a ruin of a house that burned down and the current house of the owners which used to be stables. It made for a fine 5 miles in brisk weather.
Hope you like the pictures that I took that day
As a geography degree holder, a trip to the Corrie Fee reserve was a must and it took me 3 attempts to find it (usually the problem was that some paths were closed due to tree felling).
The walk takes you along a 2-3 mile wide forestry track to the ‘amphitheatre of glacial landscape’ as it is called in visitscotland website.
Least to say, it did not disappoint. Erratics, moraine, cliffs, meandering river, deeply cut post-glacial valley – must make a good field trip for a geography lesson.
North Berwick is a little town in East Lothian which is a popular weekend destination for all kinds of people – some are walkers, some just like to enjoy the famous chippy, some like to have a stroll around the shops (which are nice) or spend some time in one of many cafes or play golf.
All in all, it satisfies needs of many and mine, too. With Edinburgh strollers we enjoyed a Saturday walk along the beach, then through the town and the park and up North Berwick Law, which is part of an extinct volcano.
Wild ponies were a bit of a surprise, as they are usually seen on nearby Traprain Law, and the views never disappoint. You can see as far as Edinburgh and admire Tantallon Castle, Bass Rock and the rural landscape.
Last weekend camping in Lake District…
Nights were freezing, days were much warmer… though I bet on much warmer weather than in Scotland. Well, I guess not this time…
But as far as walking, views and thrills alike are concerned – great area.
Day 1 we walked up Cat Bells – a hill that is lower than most but still a good challenge and offering wonderful views over Derwent Water.
Then just a couple of random places to fill the day – Bowder Stone, Lodore Falls, Brassenthwaite.
Altogether I gather we walked around 10 miles. And the sunset over Derwent Water was just a cherry on top. And then another cold night in the tent.
This time of year when flowers blossom boosts our moods with all the colours and magic….
Although Livingston is not the most beautiful place in the world, it has some hidden gems and beauty spots. One of those is Almondell Country park, offering a variety of activities, walking, barbecuing, picnicking, horse riding etc. Good for a short outing and a good couple of hours walk. Beautiful wooded area with Almond river through. I took my walking pals here a couple of times. It was beautiful in spring, great in late summer. Hope I will catch it with the foliage changing colours.
The walk was almost 6 miles long, took us just under 3 hours.
This little hill stands out when you drive down to England on the A1. My goal was to find a way to climb it. As I was made an organiser of walks, I decided to tackle this one and include it on one of my walks. We started off in East Linton which is a beautiful village itself, then followed the Tyne river to Hailes Castle. After that, a short field walk and we could climb the hill. It’s sharp but short and offers extensive views of East Lothian towards the Firth of Forth and Fife.
Although it’s just over 220 m above sea level, the views of the countryside are just amazing. And because the weather was good, we could actually see something!
There was seven of us, we all enjoyed our little outing.