We set off from there
at around 11am (after Irene had thoroughly explored the graveyard) and
made our way along an old roman road and up a couple of fairly energetic
slopes to the top of the first hill - Well Hill (around 600+metres) where
first there got the best of
Setting off again from there at around
1 o'clock we dropped down a couple of hundred feet and then back up again
to the top of Black Hill, even better views here and now time to start
the return journey. This was quite a sharp descent to cross a little burn
and complete the circle back on the roman
Next on the agenda was the pub - the Crown in Sanquhar where we sat in the beer garden - it was really warm by this time and we were forced to have 2 rounds of drinks which went down a treat. Michael introduced us to a walking companion he had met on a previous outing to the area (Hughie) who told us about the area's walking festival which is on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of May and which Michael will bring info about to the AGM on Thursday if anyone's interested in taking part.
All in all a great day out and a lovely
walking area - thanks again to Michael.
Photos: Irene Cahill
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