Berwick upon Tweed - 11 April
St Leonards Ramblers travelled East and southwards to the border town of Berwick on Tweed for their morning stop in the local garden centre before starting their latest walks at the nearby village of Paxton.
Both groups set off from the village square in bright sunshine and made their way past Edrington Castle to the banks of Whiteadder Water which they followed to its entry into the River Tweed. >From here, the Tweed was followed upstream along its northern bank as far as the Union Chain Suspension Bridge which links Scotland with England. (Opened in 1820, with a span of 449 feet, it was the longest bridge of its type in the world ) On crossing the bridge into England, both groups continued along the Tweed’s south bank as far as Horncliffe where the coach was waiting for the Low walkers at the end of their 8 mile walk.
Meantime the High walkers had continued along the river as far as Norham where their 11 mile walk ended. After changing, the coach took everyone to Berwick on Tweed for a welcome social stop before the journey home to East Kilbride.
Missing from the group was one of the Club’s regular walkers Anne Gibson who was undertaking a more taxing challenge. Anne and her friend Jackie were successfully completing the Glasgow “Kiltwalk” by walking the 26miles from Hampden Park to Balloch and raising £450 for worthwhile charities in the process.
The Club’s next walks are on Saturday 25th April when both groups will finish their walks in Girvan. Details of these and other Club matters can be had from Kris on 07738 783431
Attached is a photo of some of the walkers on the latest walk