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Walk 83 Report, Saturday 24 March

Annan Walking Group walk just over the Border to Rockcliffe

Saturday's walk took us just over the Border to Rockcliffe.

In beautiful bright sunny weather the thirty five walkers left the village and proceeded down stream  along the banks of the River Eden past Castletown House. The path was then along the high flood bank which gave a wide view over Rockcliffe March. 

Our walk was well timed as the tide was out. The debris left by the recent high tides showed that this route could not be easily followed during very high tides. The flood bank path curved north just opposite Old Sandsfield. Here  the river was forded  in ages past and the monument marking where Edward 1 died in 1307 was visible on the far shore. After passing Esk Boathouse a quiet minor road was taken to complete the six mile walk.

The Crown and Thistle Inn provided an enjoyable lunch.