Group ready to stride out on Nan Lyle Memorial Walk

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THE inaugural Nan Lyle memorial walk will be held in June.

The popularity of Nan, who sadly passed away just over a year ago, has led to many of the groups she was involved in throughout her life, planning the walk in her memory.

These include the Archaeological Society, 50+ walking group, Scouts, Borders Exploration Group, Cycling Club as well as her friends and family, who have all been involved in coming up with the route, which will be in the Haysike area.

Permission has been sought with regard to access and the walk will be suitable for most people.

Group member Angela Denholm told the Hawick News this week: “What we are intending to do is to invite friends, fellow members of her interest groups, and acquaintances to join Nan’s family in June to launch the route by taking part in the first walking of the Nan Lyle memorial walk.”

As a keen walker, Nan, pictured, strode out on such treks as the West Highland Way and the Pennine Way and, alongside Lindsey Knox, formed the Middle Marches Guided Walks.

It has also been decided to erect a toposcope, mounted on a cairn, which will indicate the direction of notable points in Nan’s life, such as Kenya, on top of one of the hills along the route.

The next meeting of the organising group is on Monday at 7.30pm in the high school. Any persons or groups who are not already represented and wish to join the meeting will be most welcome.