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Dinner at Lauder Campsite – Scotland ‪@CampAndCaravan

Dinner at Lauder Campsite - Scotland ‪@CampAndCaravan

I have to be in Edinburgh tomorrow for Jeremy. Because of a project I am heading up for Octagon Technology, the original plan was to break the journey this evening in a hotel. However I managed to complete all my tasks by lunchtime, which meant it was a good excuse to get away from Lincoln early and spend a night at one of my favourite campsites.

Dinner was an upmarket, Japanese “pot noodle”, which was very good, tea and M&S, Lemon and Lime Jaffa Cakes.

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

The view from my tent at 5am – hot coffee in hand @OctagonT

Lauder Campsite - April snow
Lauder Campsite – April snow

I woke during the night to hear the patter of snow on my tent, but as I was warm in my goose down sleeping bag, I went back to sleep.

I woke up again at about 5am, made some coffee and shot this view from my tent, from inside my sleeping bag.

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