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A Cock and a Broch in the Borders

Route: Cockburn Law and Edin's Hall broch, Abbey St Bathans

Date walked: 15/02/2019

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 360m


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A few photos from our recent wander in what was, for us, a new part of the Borders. Abbey St Bathans is an isolated village on the east side of the Lammermuirs - with an interesting broch on the hillside to the east. We combined it with a climb up Cockburn Law, following a circuit similar to the WHs one but with a slightly different return route.

Riverside start:

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Up the road for about a mile until this sign:

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Eller Burn:

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Path to Cockburn Law:

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Views of the Borders and into England from the top (which is an iron age fort):

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Whiteadder Water and Retreat House on the way back down:

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Onwards to Edin Hall Broch - as impressive as many of its Highland counterparts:

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After the broch the path descends towards the river, which it follows to a high footbridge at Elba:

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Up the road until the cottage at Moorhouse:

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From Moorhouse a track descends gently through Edgar's Cleugh:

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Meeting the Southern Upland Way at a ford (the ford doesn't needed to be crossed):

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Company on the return:

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Back across the Whiteadder Water to the car park (as well as the footbridge pictured, the track crosses on an Irish Bridge which was above the river level today.

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Plenty of time to visit a couple of East Lothian beaches on the way back :)

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