Wednesday, 20 July 2022

 Biggar Ramblers had a splendid day for a recent 4.5 mile walk from Broughton Place up the ridge and along to Hammerhead, taking in Trahenna Hill as well.  The walkers made the steep climb to the ridge and half way along towards Hammerhead, they headed off over the fence to Trahenna Hill (549m). There they enjoyed views to Dawyck, to Drumelzier, to Glenholm and down the Tweed Valley towards Worm Hill. They returned to the ridge by a slightly different route through a convenient wooden gate on hooks and continued along the steep valley end to Hammerhead’s cairn (513m). On the way they passed another group of walkers who had come up from the opposite direction and were enjoying a sunny rest in the quarry near the summit. After enjoying the breeze at the top Biggar Ramblers set off to make the sharp descent and joined the John Buchan way back to the walkers’ car park.  Although this is a relatively short walk it gives stunning views of the area and is highly recommended.