Monday, 12 August 2019

On Sunday 7th July a group of 8 members of Biggar Ramblers set off from a car park in the quaint hamlet of Yarrowford to undertake a challenging 7.5 mile circular walk. The initial part of the walk was a pleasant woodland path above Broadmeadows Burn before joining a track taking us on a steady climb over Foulshiels Hill. They then trekked across open hillside up to the three large summit cairns known as the "Three Brethren", which afforded fantastic views of the Yarrow Valley. These massively built structures, dating back to the sixteenth century, stand proud over the site Ordnance Survey trig point and mark the intersection of three old estates - Buccleuch Estate, Yair Estate and Selkirk Burgh. From there the Ramblers followed an old drovers road along a scenic section of the Southern Uplands Way before descending on a path surrounded withheld flowers and butterflies back to their start point. A bright breezy day and very enjoyable.