Today's walk started at St Boswells and was a 5 mile circuit along the Tweed and through the village of Dryburgh. We had decided to head east as the weather forecast indicated dry weather at St Boswells up to about 2.00pm and it was spot on as it started raining just as we left St. Boswells at 2.30pm after a superb walk in good weather with the sun even shining for the last couple of miles.
The first part of the walk followed the river Tweed and there were a considerable number of fishers out as the conditions were perfect. This fisher with a gillie rowing the boat was fishing the stretch belonging to the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel and must have paid a small fortune to fish.
We passed this way 2.5 hours later just as they were finishing for the day and they had caught nothing.
We crossed this Suspension Btidge to take us over to the village of Dryburgh.
The next place of interest was the Temple of the Muses which was originally built in 1817 by local landowner the Earl of Buchan as a tribute to the poet James Thomson.
The Temple of the Muses
From here we headed uphill through the woods to the statue of William Wallace which was also built by the Earl of Buchan in 1814.
After this we headed to the entrance to Dryburgh Abbey but as both Tom and I had been there before we decided not to go in.