It was a happy bunch who left Hawick in brilliant sunshine for a good day in the Lammermuirs. By kind permission, the group set out from Wanton Walls Farm on the Southern Upland Way, which they followed for a few miles, crossing the Snawdon Burn, up the shoulder of Wheelburn Law to Braidshaw Rig for a well-earned lunch break.
They left the SUW at this point and headed up through the farm, over Edgerhopelaw, before the track dropped to Bermuda. The group then picked up a rough track across rough moorland to Dabshead Hill which seemed a long way off. When they arrived on the shoulder of Dabshead, a few ascended to the the remains of a fortress marked by a large stone and, of course, a trig.
The others stopped for a refreshment before the final leg back to the transport, spotting a couple of deer in the woods on the way. Some were a little weary after ten miles but an enjoyable day was had by all.
Next walk in the Pentlands with J. Payne on Sunday, August 30, at 9am.