Three Brethren trek for 50+ group

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THIRTEEN walkers enjoyed a good walk up to the Three Brethren at Selkirk. Starting at the Philiphaugh car park they climbed steadingly in a light rain up the Long Philip Burn, the waterfalls at Corbie Linn, past the old reservoir (where the rain stopped) and eventually met the Southern Upland Way.

After a brief stop it was up again to the top where the views were wonderful especially with bands of mist floating by and also rising from the valley floor. Lunch was taken here and they spoke to members of the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team who arrived in a Land Rover, and were overseeing a running race starting and finishing at the same car park.

After lunch, they carried on along the Way to the cut-off for Broadmeadows where they took to the rough ground making for Foulshiels Hill via the cairns. The first of the runners had passed by now but they would be seen again.

More marshalls were on Foulshiels and after another stop to admire the view they descended to Tibbie Tamson’s Grave , the runners by now had made up on them. Watching them for a while it was then down through the wood, in blinks of sunshine, and back to the start.

Next walk is on February 2 in the Ewes area, led by Tom Cavers.

– IC