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Walk 87 Report, Saturday 26 May

Annan Walking Group walk Jamestown

The mini bus and several cars with 27 walkers  met at  Benty Hall, Bentpath. The group then drove in convoy the five miles up the scenic Meggat valley to Jamestown. After leaving the cars the 6 mile route took  them up Glenshanna to the site of the 18th century antimony mine. Some of the more energetic walkers made the short climb to the top of Grey hill to see the tops of distant Criffell, Queensberry and Skiddaw.

Both groups then met for a picnic lunch on the banks of the Black Sike burn. From here it was mainly downhill past the dwelling at Corlaw and onto the Telford cairn at Glendinning.  The community at Bentpath opened the Miner's Library and some members were able to visit Westerkirk Church and the Johnstone Mausoleum. The walkers were grateful for the welcome and tea which was generously provided. The weather was mainly dry and sunny with one short shower of rain and hail.