Monday, 20 March 2017

The seven and a half mile walk taken by six people on Saturday 4th March from Denholm to Hawick following the River Teviot as part of the Borders Abbey Way was like others at this time of year-misty at the start, sunny as the day went on, dry despite the weather forecast but very muddy. Even the section of road walking had its fair share of puddles and the river banks showed signs of recent high water levels with debris several feet up in the tree branches. But all this was made up for with the flowers that lined the whole route; swathes of snowdrops, some early daffodils and the smell of the still to open wild garlic. Although the group had no need for the spare car left in Hawick, since the return could have been made by the bus, it was an added luxury to be driven back to collect the cars at Denholm and this gave time for a post-walk tea and cake in Morrison's before the journey home.