St Abb’s Head in June – Guided Walk

Looking out to sea on the guided walk at St Abbs

St Abb’s Head in June – Guided Walk HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews I was back at St Abbs Head in June to lead a second walk on behalf of the Berwickshire Marine Reserve. This time we met with 8 people for the walk including the two new summer Rangers from BMR. We took pretty much the…

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Hirsel Circular Route, Coldstream

Coldstream rhododendrons

Hirsel Circular Route, Coldstream HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews We have lived in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders now for 7 months and this is the first time I have written up a walk from the town. There are two reasons for this: Both Scottish Borders Council and The Hirsel Estate have some very well waymarked and…

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Guided Walk St Abb’s Head

View of St Abb's

Guided Walk St Abb’s Head HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews We were delighted to be able to lead a guided walk at St Abb’s Head on 11th May as part of the Berwickshire Marine Reserve’s volunteer series of events. Alex from BMR joined us to explain about the reserve, which was very welcome. The aim was that…

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Stunning Walk in the Cheviots

View of the Cheviot

Stunning Walk in the Cheviots HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews It was a sunny and (relatively) warm Easter Monday when we set out on this walk in the Cheviots, exploring the Scottish side of the range. Whilst the OS map of the English side is riddled with rights of way, these indications of routes stop once you…

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Cheviot Three Peaks Trail – Race Review

The end of the Cheviot 3 Peaks run

Cheviot Three Peaks Trail – Race Review HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews It seemed like a good idea back in January to enter my first hill race with a 1000 feet climb. The Cheviot Three Peaks Trail Race sounded perfect and, having been reassured by the race organiser that the marshalls would be there no matter how…

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Wallace Statue and St Boswells Circular

Wallace Statue

Wallace Statue and St Boswells Circular HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews The 10th April is our wedding anniversary so what better way to celebrate this auspicious occasion than enjoying good weather in the Scottish Borders with some friends. We chose a St Boswells circular route, taking in some local landmarks and getting us back in time for…

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Stunning Spring Walk in the Shropshire Hills

Stunning Spring Walk in the Shropshire Hills HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews On our way down for a few days in Cardiff in late March we stopped off with friends and took the opportunity of the beautiful spring sunshine for this walk in the Shropshire Hills. This is an overlooked part of the country for holidays, but…

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Kelso Circular Route

View of Kelso from viewpoint

Kelso Circular Route HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews Views, Viaducts and a Famous Junction. A lovely late winter morning saw us setting off for a trail run with a friend on this Kelso circular route. Once again we had seen the route in the “Borders 40 best walks” book, however we did it in the reverse direction.…

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Greenlaw Circular Walk

photo of Greenlaw circular walk route

Greenlaw Circular Walk HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningBirdsBook Reviews Blackadder and a hillfort This splendid Greenlaw circular walk is the first walk we have done from Robbie Porteous’ “Scottish Borders 40 favourite walks” book – a very welcome Christmas gift from my sister. Of course, in true Sam and Peter style we didn’t follow the exact route as…

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River Till circular walk | Northumberland

River Till short circular route view

A Winter Walk in Northumberland I love a winter walk, particularly between Christmas and New Year when there is a real need to blow away the cobwebs. When the sun finally came out this “twixmas” we happily set off armed with the OS Explorer Map of the area (great Christmas present, thanks Matthew) and a…

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