Category Archives: Walking

Photos from my trip to Scotland

Sunday

Walking out form the campsite.

Walking near Lauder

A murder of crows
A murder of crows

Walking near Lauder

Walking near Lauder

Walking near Lauder

Walking near Lauder

Hill Fort and Settlement

Hill Fort and Settlement  - Scotland

Hill Fort and Settlement  - Scotland

Monday

Woodland walking

Tuesday

Melting snow

After the snow I went into a snowless Edinburgh.

Edinburgh

Wednesday

Lauder Common

Because of an afternoon conference call for a client, I only had time for a short morning walk.


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There was a convenient bench up in the hills for a tea break.

Lauder Common tea break

I had packed my titanium meths stove for this trip – my Alpkit gas stove o-ring seal has been giving me some problems. It was completely still, when I came to make some tea later in the evening, so I sat at the picnic table and brewed up.

Vango titanium meths stove and Alpkit gear

Thursday

Lauder

Lauder Scotland

Lauder Scotland

And a “VR”.

I spent a showery afternoon, in the car, drinking tea and watching videos on my iPhone.

Lauder Camping and Caravan Club Site

Lauder Camping and Caravan Club Site

Friday – on the way to Lincoln!

Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey

A68
A68 South of the Border

Woodland walking and hail

I had to work this morning on a project for a client, so I went to a nearby hotel, with good coffee, sandwiches and good wifi.

Once done the weather started to change and eventually there was a heavy hail storm. Fortunately I was still in the car, heading for some wood I know where there is some interesting walks.

I got this photo in one of the warm sunny spells between the wind, rain and hail!

Woodland walking

Lunch was back in the car – watching the hail.

Hail in Scotland
Hail in Scotland

Once back at the campsite some of the hail showers looked more like snow showers. Not such a bad evening though, dinner in the watching movies on my iPhone.

Walking today

After a slow start to the day, I set off to look at a hill fort, that is advertised here at the camp site. It was not far away but I stretched the walk out to about an 8 mile loop, which included a lunch stop. The weather was excellent, but once up high I needed a fleece to stop the chill in the wind. For lunch I found a convenient wall to shelter behind to keep out of the wind, so I could make some tea using my meths stove.

Hill Fort and Settlement  - Scotland
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What remains of the Hill Fort and Settlement is a series of earth works, high up with a great view of the surrounding area.

Hill Fort and Settlement  - Scotland

Backpacking to Woodhall Spa

Saturday

Snail

Early in the day I had to share the path with a huge number and variety of snails.

Bardney Lock
Bardney Lock


Lunch

I found a quiet corner just off the path for a substantial lunch – in a cold wind and light drizzle. The poor weather did not continue, it brightened up by the time I reached Kirkstead Bridge.


Southrey public art


Water Rail Way

Blossom

Sunday

Coffee when camping

Woodhall Spa Campsite
Gone – Woodhall Spa Campsite

Sunday morning was sunny and bright. I had breakfast with fresh coffee by the lake. Packing away is easy when carrying all the gear, I do not have much with me so it does not take long to pack up.


Ostler’s Plantation

Early morning light