Two Peles In the Southern Uplands - Dryhope to Craig Douglas

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This is Reiving country, once the haunt of the Border Reivers, families from both sides of the border, engaged either in the dynastic warfare between England and Scotland, or more often on raiding and thieving from each other. It's a land of high rolling hills and long sparsely populated valleys dotted with the fortified houses of the Border families or Pele Towers as they are known. This short walk along a very accessible section of the Southern Uplands Way takes you to two Pele Towers. The walk back is alongside a road but there are ample grass verges and the road is not overly busy. An easy walk in hill country along easily navigable paths

For those interested in the works of James Hogg "the Ettrick Shepherd", the farm at Blachouse was where Hogg spent 10 years as an employee of James Laidlaw

Scotland - South Scotland - Scottish Borders - Southern Uplands

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Castle, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mostly Flat, Wildlife
07/07/2015 - Richard Hardy

Last leg is along a road, which although not busy is quite fast. Exposure to livestock throughout rest of walk