One of my favourite walks is from Canonbie to Langholm along the river Esk. I had hoped to turn it into one of the Langholm Walks a few years ago but we were refused permission by Buccleuch Estates. Since then I have walked it at every opportunity and taken many people for their first experience of what I think is one of the nicest walks in Scotland. We set out this morning with a poor weather forecast but we were lucky and the rain stayed away. Niall will be heading back to Australia on Saturday so this will be his last walk with us for a while.
|We were followed by this herd of cattle for a while but they soon disappeared once Tom started talking about his great round of Golf yesterday. Unfortunately we had no option but to listen to him.|
|Superb autumn colours at Hollows Mill and on the left you can see their new Archimedes Screw which will soon be in use to give them Hydro Power.|
|Gilnockie Tower which is used by one of the 2 rival Armstrong Clan Groups. If the 2 organisations could pool their resources and work together they might achieve something but at the moment it seems to be a complete wast of time and effort.|
|Irving House which has been empty for many years but has I believe just been sold and may even be turned into a sporting lodge. It would be great as a very classy hotel so maybe time will tell.|