Thursday 15 October 2020

Langholm Walks Group Visit Greensyke Bothy

On our Warbla Walk last week I was telling Mike and Charlie about The Bothy at Greensykes. Neither of them had been there since it was converted into a Bothy. It's one of my favourite walks so we decided to visit again this week. The Bothy is officially closed due to Covid-19 but the visitors book clearly indicates that it is regularly being used and had visitors staying just a few days ago. It is really well looked after and looks very smart from the outside. With a log fire burning in the two main rooms it will be a very cosy place to stay the night.
The Meggat Valley and its so nice to see this valley is still farmed for sheep.
The walk is mainly forrest tracks and fairly easy walking with a very gradual climb.
The man made pond at Greensykes.
It must be a long walk to the toilet in the middle of the night.
The view from the road into the valley.
A refreshing cup of tea after a couple of hours walking.
The route back down to Glendinning.

A good crop of cones on the Fir tree.

Wednesday 14 October 2020

A Walk at Westwater

It has been a while since we had a Last of the Summer Wine Walk so today we headed to Westwater to do a circuit of the valley that is now a forest instead of a sheep farm. The three of us Peter, Tom and myself kept Socially Distanced and thoroughly enjoyed our 6 mile walk.
Once the trees grow a bit more there will be less to see but because the forestry road is quite high up then we should always see the summit of the hills
Near the farm buildings at Westwater we met these Donkeys that are looked after by the owners of Westwater and are in excellent condition.

Tom and Peter Socially Distanced
And still Socially Distanced although they swopped sides as Tom is deaf in his right ear and cannot hear what Peter was saying
A lovely sunny morning and we completed our walk just before a heavy shower of rain

The wind Turbines at The Craig in Westerkirk just poking their heads over the skyline

 The lovely donkeys. There were 5 of them in total and they were in the company of a single sheep who seemed to be the leader of the gang but it was past me by the time I got my camera out.

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