The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)
by RadMan » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:46 pm
Route description: Eildon Hills, from Melrose
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Eildon Mid Hill
Date walked: 24/10/2010
Time taken: 1.45 hours
Distance: 5.4 km1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Weather: Clear and sunny with a chilly wind blowing on the tops.
Hills Climbed: Eildon Mid Hill, Eildon North HIll and Eildon Wester Hill.
Being a nice sunny clear Sunday i decided to walk some some of my local hills and as i hadn't been out in a while i thought i better stretch my legs in preperation for this weekends walkhighland meet up at Glencoe. The aches and pains from the previous days game of rugby where needing nurtured and not tortured but never mind as i thought a wee hike would do me some good. So i manged to climb all 3 of the Eildons in no time at all, with most of the time spent at the tops taking photos and i was really surprised at just how much of the Scottish Borders can be seen on a clear day. After having such a grand day on my local hills i think i shall have to walk some more of them!
by LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:47 pm
RadMan wrote:aches and pains from the previous days game of rugby
Good to see you are living up to the regional stereotype .
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by rambler » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:36 pm
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by RadMan » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:46 pm
LeithySuburbs wrote:Good to see you are living up to the regional stereotype .
Yeah nothing but rugby mad in these border towns, maybe its because i used to deliver the late Bill McClarens newspaper or that i had a uncle who played for scotland. Theres no escaping it!
by LeithySuburbs » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:36 pm
RadMan wrote:i had a uncle who played for scotland.
Hmm, that's got me thinking... If you are 24, then your uncle must be roughly 50. The first rugby match I ever attended was at Murrayfield on March 17, 1990 . It's all been downhill since then . Was he that vintage or circa 1984?
by RadMan » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:14 am
He is the great Billy Hunter who was capped 7 times for Scotland playing second row in the late 60's.
Im guessing you were'nt at that game between Scotland v England in 1967 lol!