50+ Walking Group’s Cheviots trek

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The weather forecast was mixed when members left Hawick for the walk in the Cheviots Sunday last.

Parking at Belford, they set off up a good track, following the the Calroust Burn, passing through Calroust Farm and upwards to Calroust Hopehead, the birth place of former high school rector and renowned rugby coach Jim Telfer. The pleasant weather saw a refreshment stop at this point, before the climb up Belshaws Knowe onto ‘The Street’ where walkers enjoyed lovely views of the Cheviots.

The group was soon over Calroust Common where they stopped for lunch. A good hour of walking saw members up and over the Berry Hills, round the shoulder of Windy Law, before leaving ‘The Street’ and making their way down to the old ruin of Seefew where the group had a quick drink stop in the sunshine. They then headed down to Belford Hope, passing Hallburn Farm and on to the transport to complete a very pleasant ten-mile trek that was enjoyed by all.

Next walk on Sunday, August 2, is to Ettrick Pen, leaving from the Haugh at 9.30am. There will be an alternative for those who want something a little less strenuous.