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Walk 117 Report, Sun 14 September

Annan Walking Group go to Black Esk Dam

The Black Esk Dam supplies water to our region, and was opened in 1962 after 10 years construction, it holds in the region of 100 million gallons of water.

On a bright sunny morning 20 walkers set off following the Black Esk River downstream to Sandyford. Entering Castle Oer forest, the largest in the area, the group enjoyed easy walking with many open views as far as the Moffat Hills.

A lunch break was taken at Garwaldshields Bridge, where one of our talented photographers tried out her new camera. Swans, ducks, and many peacock butterflies were spotted, along with various species of fungi. An easy sociable walk of 7.5 miles was enjoyed by all.