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Windlestraw Law - best saved for a dry spell

Windlestraw Law - best saved for a dry spell


Postby rob munbett » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:06 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Windlestraw Law

Donalds included on this walk: Windlestraw Law

Date walked: 23/04/2019

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 7.3 km

Ascent: 383m

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After a good breakfast in the Tontine Hotel in Peebles, I drove through Inverleithen up the B709 to park in a reasonable space off the road south of Blackhopebyre. I walked a short distance up the road and passed through a metal gate on to a good track which headed up Glentress Rig. I met a local gamekeeper , who was extremely friendly and he chatted about foxes, weasels and stoats and the carnage they caused to ground nesting birds. I headed off back up the grassy track. However, this soon deteriorated into a dual-carriageway of rutted gouges through the peat.
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The rutted peaty 'track'
This was bad enough after a fairly dry spell - I would hate to walking this route in the rain or after a wet spell! After a while I came across some of the best-constructed grouse butts I have ever seen so, as there was a strong wind blowing, I settled down in one for a snack and a drink - very cosy.
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Looking over to Whitehope Law
The OS map shows the track ending but on the ground it continues up beside a fence-line all the way to the summit
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Heading up beside the fence-line
This is not exactly a great viewpoint but does give decent views across to Whitehope Law.
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Heading across to the summit trg
At least the descent was gentle on the knees and heels on the spongy ground.
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On the descent, looking across to Whitehope Law

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