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Abbeys, Daffodils, Lambs and Blisters

Abbeys, Daffodils, Lambs and Blisters


Postby Purple » Mon May 05, 2014 2:30 pm

Route description: Borders Abbeys Way

Date walked: 08/04/2014

Time taken: 5 days

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Abbeys, Daffodils, Lambs and Blisters

The abbeys were all stunning and it was lovely to know that one marked the start/end of each day – especially when you could see it in the distance. Jedburgh Abbey, below, was taken as we left the pub after a good meal at the end of our adventure.
jedburghabbey.jpg


Mid April was a lovely time to walk here – plenty of new born calves, lambs, etc to see en route. We were very lucky with the weather, with dry days and only one rain shower which didn’t last long.
Lambs.jpg


The only downside of this walk was the painful amount of blisters and swelling acquired due to the large tarmac sections. Two pairs of footwear would have been ideal for this – something which provides adequate support and grip for the mud then something else for the tarmac. I’ve never used blister plasters in such quantities before – I only needed one for the WHW last year – but they were a great investment.
Onward Tarmac.jpg


The rolling (grassy) hills for the remainder of the walk and the glorious mud were fantastic to ease the suffering! Plus our B&B had a bath on the final evening - bliss!
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