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A stroll up Rubers Law

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:11 pm
by john923
We had travelled up from the Midlands for a week in the Borders and having made good time decided to have an afternoon stroll up this little hill.

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Parked in the main square in Denholm, a few km from Hawick, and just off its eastern corner, headed up a short road called the Loaning. This soon became a stony track and we took the left fork at the end which rises to Denholmhill Wood.

Track up to Denholmhill Wood

Once through the plantation strip our target came into view. We tracked the edge of the wood SW and at the intersecting plantation, Gled'swing Strip, took an obvious path up through the trees. This petered out after a bit so we ended up crossing the fence into the adjoining field and made swifter progress that way.

Nearer the top a path passes through an older stand of pines and larches before winding its way to the surprisingly rocky top, which shows some evidence of old earthworks. This was also the site of a Roman Signal Station.
First view of Rubers Law

Almost there

Rocky top

We had good views - north to the Eildons and, to the east, The Cheviot.
View east to the Cheviot

View north to The Eildons

Return route

Our return was by the same route as far as the plantation intersection. Here took a path NW for a few metres to emerge through a gate into pasture and an obvious left-trending descent which emerged on a minor road by an electricity sub-station. Turned right here and left before the first house, this path led into Denholm Dean and followed the stream back to the village. A nice little warm-up exercise to set us up for the rest of the week.

Re: A stroll up Rubers Law

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:14 pm
by ChrisW
nice wee warm up john and some great pics too - hope you the weather stays so good for your visit :D

Re: A stroll up Rubers Law

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:22 am
by rogers
Thanks for sharing this John, this is a trip down memory lane for me, when i was a wee boy i used to spend all my school holidays with my Grandparents who lived at Kirkton and especially during the long summer days my cousins and myself would make the trip up to Rubers Law many a time via Whitriggs farm then down into Denholm where my Aunt and Uncle lived, some refreshments then we would walk back to Kirkton, not a care in the world, happy days. Must get back down this summer, been meaning to for ages.