Wednesday, 25 August 2021

 A group of 7 walkers recently left Nine Mile Burn on an 8 mile walk across the Southern Pentlands. On a cool morning with grey skies they passed Spittal Farm to reach North Esk reservoir. Continuing alongside the reservoir the route took them to the Bore Stane which marks the col of a pass on an old route. Turning right and following the  stone boundary wall the route crossed Kitchen Moss, an area of upland bog. Reaching the Red Gate the group turned south to reach the base of West Kip and make another turn over Cap law. Rising up to the summit of cap law the group were suddenly presented with the impressive panorama of the border hills. Dundriech above Eddlestone continuing around past Peebles and Manor hills to Culter Fell and the distant Lowther hills. From there it was over Monks Rig passing the Font Stone and back to Nine Mile Burn.