Tag Archives: Romans and Reivers

Scents, Standing Stones, Sweet soft fruit and sunburn: AW2

8.6 miles 3h 45m ascent 226m Annandale Way: Moffat to the A701 near Raehills The second leg of the Annandale Way took us from Moffat to a little north of St Anne’s Bridge leaving the River Annan to follow one … Continue reading

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Romans and Reivers: 8 – The tribute of a grateful tear

Whita Hill: 1.5 miles 33mins 87m ascent R&R Wilton Dean 2.9 miles  1h 28min  89m ascent On our previous R&R outing we reached the place we had thought was the end of the trail only to find R&R signposts pointing onwards. We had … Continue reading

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Romans and Reivers: 7 – towards the end

10.9 miles 5h 1m  ascent 361m The quarry near Camp Burn to the Dunlop bench in Hawick “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway This … Continue reading

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Romans and Reivers: 6 – Larches and Hail

7.8 miles 3h 10m ascent 320m Craik forest circular via the quarry near Camp Burn Lesser celandine, primrose, daisy, larches, Borthwick Water, wee dog, hail and wind. This is a short straightforward section. We had 13 miles of the R&R … Continue reading

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Romans and Reivers: 5 – Craik Forest

7.7 miles 3hours ascent 295m Craik Forest Car Park to Craik Cross Hill and return This was a straightforward and relatively short route for once. We parked in Craik Forest car park and followed the R&R way markers up to … Continue reading

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Romans and Reivers: 4 – across the White Esk

14.2 miles 5h 50m ascent 484m Garwaldwaterfoot to Craik Cross Hill My original plan had been to walk from Garwaldwaterfoot to Craik Forest, a linear walk of about 10.5 miles, but getting there with cars at each end would have … Continue reading

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Romans and Reivers: 3 – through the cave of sorrows

13 miles 5h 33m 631m ascent       Bellshaw Pool-Garwaldwaterfoot This, our third Romans and Reivers walk, took us from Moffat Dale to Eskdale, passing through the valleys of Wamphray Water, Dryfe Water, and Garwald Water, and past the … Continue reading

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Romans & Reivers: 2 – Vanishing leads and fortified houses

8.1 miles 3h 20m  ascent 155m (descent 276m) The second leg of our Romans and Reivers walk. Earshaig to Bellshaw We took up the walk again where we finished the last section, where the forestry track carrying cycleway 10 crosses … Continue reading

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Romans and Reivers: 1 – Rainbows and Hares

13.7 miles 5h 1min ascent 431m Ae to the Crooked Road The Romans and Reivers trail is a 52 mile route following old Roman roads, forest tracks, drove roads and short sections of quiet lane through notorious Reivers country from Ae … Continue reading

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