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A nice round in the Borders

A nice round in the Borders

Postby rogers » Sat May 07, 2011 3:48 pm

Route description: Pykestone Hill and Drumelzier Law, Drumelzier

Donalds included on this walk: Drumelzier Law, Middle Hill, Pykestone Hill

Date walked: 06/05/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 13 km

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An enjoyable little walk down in the borders, was fairly overcast for most of the time but it did clear up in the afternoon nearer the end of the walk, an easy enough route to follow, mostly on 4x4 track to Pykestone Hill then follow the fence to Middle Hill, from here head north onto Glenstivon Dod where you can see the track heading up onto Drumelzier Law, we decided to come down through Harrow Cleuch to Drumelzier Burn which we followed back to the bridge and back onto the track to the start. Sorry about the poor quality photos, i had planned to use a new camera but did not realise it did not have internal memory :oops: , memory card was in my other camera at home, so used mobile phone for photos.

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The start
Pykestone Hill trig point
Drumelzier Law
Come across a couple of huts near the bridge, this one was pretty basic, just a couple of benches, maybe used by the farm workers during the lambing season or maybe used by the beaters during the grouse season.
This one is a bit more up market, had a nosey through the window, big dining table with lots of chairs, log fire, all very cosy, this one would be for the shooting party i would imagine.
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