This was a super walk on a sunny cool day - not too long or strenuous and the first part is on an easy path although you have to cross some rough ground towards the end.
The start was not the one listed on this site, but then one at the East off the A6112 Duns Rd. There's a small parking place. The path at first is very good - its the road down to Elba House.
You cross a bridge over the Whiteadder - very shuggly!! Only 2 people at a time and no jumping
The path goes past Elba House and follows the river valley - its well sign posted and the ground gets a bit rougher after the house, although very dry underfoot.
It was very peaceful - skylarks, sheep, the wind in the trees and the river the only noise. After squeezing through the narrowest kissing gate I've ever come across (large people take care!) you climb over some rough ground following sheep tracks to the crest of the hill and Edin's Hall Broch.
2000 years old and quite rare in the South of Scotland
There's a super view up the Whiteadder valley
I returned the same way I came - you can go on up to Cockburn Law or take the path on to Abbey St Bathans. I was out in my classic SAAB so just wanted to enjoy the drive home in the sun!
All in all a great short afternoon's walk!
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