Roxburgh ramble for walking group

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An eighteen-strong group of 50+ walkers enjoyed a loveley trek in the vicinity of Roxburgh village near Kelso.

Starting from the fisherman’s hut at the Teviot bridge at Springwood Park, they walked up the side of the Teviot to the ruins of Roxburgh Castle where Marjory gave a speel on its history – with members enjoying fine views of both the Teviot and Tweed rivers and Floors Castle and grounds.

The walkers made for Roxburgh village passing Heiton Mill on the far bank and Roxburgh Mill on their side. It was then down the ferry and quarry roads, under the old railway bridge, and on up to the old quarry, opposite the former Sunlaws Mill where lunch was enjoyed in the winter sunshine.

Fully refreshed, the group followed the old railway line to Jedburgh and back to the viaduct which is now crossable on foot. Soon the weather closed in and a bit trudge back to Kelso in between showers of sleet and rain. Leaving the railway near Wallacenick they descended through Springwood village and park and back to the cars, a bit wet and cold.

Next walk is the Christmas lunch walk to The Woll on December 21 (usual time).