Showing posts from November, 2012

Raiding the Borders

Blog and FaceAche followers may have picked up on our enthusiasm recently for "TheBorders" (all one word). By which we mean the borderlands between Scotland and England.

It is a most intriguing area, not quite Scotland and not quite England, but a separate culture. The best bit is that the word "TheBorders" translates into English as "Shhh! don't tell anyone". It is a less visited, hidden, remote and fantastically interesting place.

For some time we have been considering offering a Connoisseur's Tour to The Borders for those perhaps on a second visit to Scotland, or those looking to get beyond the Edinburgh-Lochness-Done-Home experience.

So why go to The Borders? Here's a few pics of our own trips into the hinterland.

Our tour will travel from Edinburgh, south and west through Berwick (a town that still can't decide if it's in Scotland or England, but either way it's still officially at war with Tzarist Russia.)  

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Winter Walks

Our local village has a Paths and Walking Group.  Today we led a nice, crisp winter walk up a gorge containing The De'il's Cauldron.

The light was that fabulous liquid light of a Scottish winter.

On the shaded side of Glen Lednock, the beech trees are covered in moss.

There were a few climbs

The Wee Cauldron:

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