Sunday, 21 August 2011

We find the Kirk Road from Silverburn over the Pentlands


Some hardy campers high up in the Pentlands this morning.



Starting off up the Kirk Road track over the Pentland Hills



At the top, now for the descent back down!



At the signpost just up from the Howe. 

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After last Sundays escapades trying to find the old right of way from Silverburn over to Balerno, we tried again this morning and turned left instead of right this time. The last 200 yards or so of the climb beat us and we had to push the bikes but the view from the top was outstanding and the descent down to the Howe at the top of Loganlea quite hairy on the wet grass. To think that in olden times keen church goers walked over this track to the church at Balerno! Makes you wonder just how far some of the lardarses of today would manage!
30.5 miles in total this morning and another route to add to our list of Pentland tracks.

1 comment:

Jim Fleming said...

The Churchgoers were going to church in Penicuik, having walked from the valley of the Pentlands and the Bavelaw area, but not from as far afield as Balerno.Nevertheless it is hard to imagine anyone doing this nowadays.