Today's walk with Mike and Charlie was up in Eskdalemuir and took us up the Clerkhill Burn valley and up Wisp Hill. It was 7 years since I was last up this route and there has been a few changes since then. This is a new facility for a Shooting Range. It is the only non military Shooting Range of its kind in the UK and has been provided by a company called Gardner Guns for people who like to use very powerful rifles. More for competition shooting than sporting shooting.
One of the many target areas. They range from a few hundred yards away to almost 2 miles.
Eskdalemuir Village almost at the end of our walk.
This cottage is Mid Raeburn
The river Esk between Eskdalemuir village and Samye Ling Tibetan Centre
The Rae Burn valley
Raeburnfoot in the distance.
These yellow items are the long distance targets up Windshield Grain Valley with the furthest away one being almost 2 miles from the shooters base.
Mike and Charlie cross the Rae Burn. There is a Roman Fort very close to this farm but we did not have time to visit it today.
On my way up the valley to Eskdalemuir I stopped to take this photo of the mist over the forest.
My first walk of the day was a short one round the Lodge walks and this photograph of the Monument with clouds above and the mist below looked very spectacular and I am pleased I just managed to capture it at the right time.