With bad weather forecast to come in from about 12 noon the plan was to do a 5/6 mile walk locally and finish by 1.00pm so we headed for Canonbie and parked at the Parish Church. A group of council workers were digging a grave as we parked up and were informed it was for a Friday funeral which was just as well as they were still at it when we returned 2.5 hours later.
With snow still on the ground and for once Canonbie had more than Langholm.
This is the Deed Nook pool where a couple of hundred years ago some worshippers from the local church were drowned while crossing the river Esk in flood in a ferry boat.
The steps at the riverside need some repairs done as they are now at an angle.
Tom explains where the Memorial Seat in memory of Rotarian Alastair Davies will be placed at the Meeting of the Waters.
And the view from the seat when it will be placed there hopefully in time for the Canonbie Umbrella Walk at the end of March.
Peter advised us he had never been here before so we had to take his photo.
We completed the walk with the rain and sleet only coming along for the last half hour. A very enjoyable walk in good weather apart from the last mile.