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Community | 29th May 2020

The wonders of walking


CAROLYN Cuthbert and her husband Ian (Cuthy) have made the most of their time spent in lockdown by exploring the countryside around them.

Having moved to Holmwood Crescent in summer 2017, Carolyn said: “We’ve just started walking since lockdown started so we’re real novices but loving our walks.”

We’re not sure of the names of the places where we walked but this was one of the hardest.

Right out our back door and straight up past the waterworks and onto the trig point, over to Timpen and down to the road where the horses cross on the Peden’s View ride-out before returning to Holmwood. It took us about two hours.

Another walk took us to a very familiar haunt – Middlemoss and Cronkie.

We set off from Langholm via Broomholmshiels and headed towards Cronksbank.

Looking towards the monument, you can see the open bible and closed bible (dyked fields), the old local names for them.

We headed north towards

Perterburn, turned left at the house and down the banking to the footbridge to cross the Tarras, opting out of paddling the ford further up.

Crossing the field, we joined the road again, walking past Middlemoss on our left, our home from 1986 to 1990.

Roughly a mile northwards, on the track, we joined the Langholm to Newcastleton road, locally known as the Holm Hill road and turned left walking back towards Whita hill.

The walk was about 10 miles and we took about four hours at a leisurely pace, stopping frequently to enjoy the beauty and take photos.

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