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Windlestraw Law from Thornylee.

Windlestraw Law from Thornylee.

Postby rogers » Mon May 10, 2010 9:40 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Windlestraw Law

Donalds included on this walk: Windlestraw Law

Date walked: 10/05/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 19 km

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A long but enjoyable walk down in the Scottish borders, I left the car in the large car park at Thornylee Craigs which is a couple of miles outside Walkerburn and set off at 12 o'clock heading up through the woods until I reached the fence line then turned left and more or less followed the fence/dyke all the way to Seathope Law then down to the track leading up onto Seathope Rig for the final long climb up to Windlestraw Law, I made a slight variation on the return and arrived back at the car just after 18.30, 5hrs 17 walking and 1hr 17 for rests. It was pretty easy going with a 4x4 track following the line of the fence most of the way, weather was a bit cloudy on way out and nice and sunny on the return.

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at the start
unusual carving
view to walkerburn with innerleithen in the distance
the way ahead, windlestraw law is the most distant hill
left track leads up onto seathope rig
a rather angry crow stuck in a trap, first time i've come across this !
looking back down seathope rig with seathope law beyond
windlestraw law trig point
its me
eildon hills
i'm always amazed at the craft and workmanship of the dry stane dykes in the borders
although this does spoil the scenery a wee bit.
only 500m to go.
the happy couple again from a different angle
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Re: Windlestraw Law from Thornylee.

Postby Milesy » Mon May 10, 2010 9:46 pm

What happened to the Craw then?
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Re: Windlestraw Law from Thornylee.

Postby FloozySuzie » Mon May 10, 2010 9:52 pm

When i first read it i though it said cow. I was quite puzzled for a few seconds.
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Re: Windlestraw Law from Thornylee.

Postby weedavie » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:23 am

Some of the wettest walks I've done have been here and in the Moorfoots. However if I ever got as far as Windlestraw I'd not be able to resist going the kilometre north to Deaf Heights as a homage to that great Edinburgh dance band of the '80s, the Deaf Heights Cajun Aces.
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