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Walk 137 Report, 25th July 2009

Annan Walking Group in Langholm Hills

In perfect walking weather – warm with a breeze – twenty six enthusiasts set off over Ewes Bridge taking the road to Castle Hill. Skirting the hill we passed through the Langfauld Wood  to North Lodge and then to follow the riverside path to the Duchess bridge and on to the Scholars Field for what seems to be known as the "Banana Break"!

We then traversed the Becks Road, across the Becks Burn, turned left, down the Becks road to cross the Auld Stane Brig on the Lockerbie road and took the narrow track onto Warbla Hill, and a short climb onto the new access road soon brought us to our lunch stop with grand views of the Wauchope valley, wind mills and sight of Langholm nestling among the hills, the addition of food made for perfection!

Fully fortified, we set out to make the ascent on the Warbla summit, following the hill road we were soon at the OS Trig point with the TV mast to our backs. The Langholm Hills were clear and sharp, as was the "Muckle Toun" spread below; the views to the south stretched to the Pennines and the south Cumbria hills. We descended the hill, took the shady woodland path though the Warbla Bogs wood to Skippers bridge, and then the riverside path past the mills to return to the Kilngreen, where (with careful planning and organisation!?) Pelosi’s ice cream van was waiting for us – a perfect end to an enjoyable walk!