Sunshine trek for 50+ walkers

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Fifty-plus members knew they were going to have a good day with the sun shining brightly when they left Hawick for Kelso.

The old railway line to Sprouston was their first track, then a gentle climb on the road to Kerchesters Farm, from where they followed a track to Potsclose for a well-earned lunch break.

By now it was very warm and humid and with the high hedges there was no chance of a cooling breeze. The next stop was the small village of Lempitlaw, and from there up and over the track to Hoselaw where the walkers visited the old Hoselaw Chapel, still in use today, before a quick refreshment, then down to Hoselaw Loch.

It was a gentle climb over to Wideopen and on to the old school road down into Yetholm. A good walk of ten miles on a very hot day and enjoyed by all. –MC Next up is the cream tea walk in the Ewes area on July 6, and it is hoped to meet up with more senior members who no longer walk but would like the chance to catch up with old friends in the Ewes Hall.