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Anyone for a Gentle, Scenic Road Walk?

As the title suggests this is a gentle, scenic road walk starting and ending at Carfraemill near Lauder. I thought this might be of interest to those living in the Edinburgh area who are looking for something easy to walk on a sunny day. Suitable for those like me who are of more advanced years! or ...
by thedonalds
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Anyone for a Gentle, Scenic Road Walk?
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Re: Broad Law from Hearthstane?

Its been a few years since I went up that way so my knowledge of gates is not current (like my memory!) but using Multimap aerial view you can see there’s what looks like a cattle grid at the upper edge of the wood so it follows that there’s also a gate and fence but whether its open or not?? You co...
by thedonalds
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broad Law from Hearthstane?
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

There's a list of ELC public roads here https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/263162/response/648255/attach/3/East%20Lothian%20List%20of%20Roads.pdf and in that there is road reference C98 (01) from Longyester School (C99) to West Hopes, see map below. If the description is correct and "West H...
by thedonalds
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 25
Views: 5328

Re: Testing Tops

scoob999 wrote:All ticked now 8)

Now how about the Donald tops too :wink: :lol:

Can I second this request? (I've done them all but by adding these to the forum it will at least massage my very limited ego..........)
by thedonalds
Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Testing Tops
Replies: 63
Views: 4523

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

Gigha - Many thanks, I guess its a wait and see what transpires..........
by thedonalds
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 25
Views: 5328

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

Just wondering if anyone knows the current status of the car parking/access at Hopes Reservoir? I've not been out that way recently and with spring approaching and Covid receding (says he hopefully!) it would be good to know if the previous access problems have been resolved.
by thedonalds
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 25
Views: 5328

Re: Don't cross the Punks of Blackhope Scar

The Bogs of Blackhope Scar........I mind them well! Think yourself lucky that its winter and much of it was frozen. Its such a joy at other times of the year!
by thedonalds
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Don't cross the Punks of Blackhope Scar
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: West Linton Parking Area Coned Off

Passed the end of the gold club road in West Linton yesterday, 16 January, and parking on this short stretch of road has now been reinstated. Don't know when this happened but it looks as if things are back to normal. I can only assume that the parking ban was an over-zealous reaction to Covid.
by thedonalds
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: West Linton Parking Area Coned Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Penvalla from Stobo

You can also go up from Woolshears wood(NT 14237 43651) and do a nice loop with Broughton Heights and various other bumps. I was walking Woolshears Wood tracks a few weeks ago and they are now felling the southern part of the forest on the east side of Flint HIll near where the path comes in from S...
by thedonalds
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Penvalla from Stobo
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Lead mine walk in very wet conditions

Update information: The lower bridge over the Strontian River is closed for safety reasons, seems to be some sort of structural issue, so the return walk down the east side of the river is not possible at present. Otherwise its still all as written above, even the dodgy old bridge up by the lead min...
by thedonalds
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lead mine walk in very wet conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

Just to add to the saga the local website https://www.oldhamstocksvillage.com/blog/hopes-reservoir-car-park-closure indicates that Scottish Water have an issue with water quality at Hopes Reservoir which requires emergency treatment work and the car park will need to be closed for the duration of th...
by thedonalds
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 25
Views: 5328

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

Dickens96 - Regarding the letter in the East Lothian Courier with the comment from Scottish Water - could you post a link to it please? Cant seem to track it down online, many thanks.
by thedonalds
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 25
Views: 5328

Re: Feeling the heat in the Manor Valley

The Manor valley is one of the finest places in the Scottish Borders, scenic, historic, quiet (most of the time!). You clearly had a fine day. For some unknown reason my legs are refusing to tackle these bigger hills these days but the memories remain......
by thedonalds
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Feeling the heat in the Manor Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Blair Atholl

What's happening with the Bridge of Tilt Hotel? Stayed there in maybe 2014, 2015, and it was ok for what it was, which was a very cheap Groupon voucher deal. Last I heard there was talk of a full refurb, but that was pre-Covid. I was in Blair Atholl just yesterday doing a walk up Glen Tilt and the ...
by thedonalds
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blair Atholl
Replies: 15
Views: 9229

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

The article in the East Lothian Courier includes a response from a spokesperson for East Lothian Council who indicated that the council will investigate the allegations of ‘blocking’ (of the public road) near the Hopes access. I wonder if anything will come of this? Not that I can see East Lothian C...
by thedonalds
Thu May 20, 2021 11:32 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 25
Views: 5328
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