Monday, 24 April 2017
On Sunday April 16th, Easter Sunday, five members of Biggar Ramblers walked on Biggar Common. This was a good test for waterproof clothing, for it rained moderately all day, apart from a brief interlude of sleet on the Common itself. There were rich rewards from the natural world - a large assembly of field hares at one point, a couple of brown hares at another and a pair of roe deer at a third. Lunch was enjoyed in the shelter of a tumbledown shed - the only dry spot available - and small Easter Eggs were distributed. The cloud was low but the spirits were high. The walk was a little over 8 miles and led by Bernard Airlie.