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    When It's Sunny in Scotland + a new hanger (pic heavy)

    Hey everyone, here in Midlothian we've had some amazing weather this week (for a nice change) and myself and a buddy had the day off work together on Tuesday (4th) so we decided to go for a wee walk...

    We left my flat in Loanhead around 8.45am and walked through to roslin chapel, down into Roslin Glen and along the Glen and up into penicuik, into John Clark estate and explored the estate, stopped for lunch then came back the way we came. We both had a fantastic day and the weather was extraordinary, cloudless sky, very gentle breeze and temps were between 68F up to 80F (20-26C). We got back to mine around 7.30pm, it could've been done much quicker but we were in no hurry and enjoyed our breaks e.g. 2.5 hours for lunch and got to play in the water... and GaryY has short legs haha. I also got to try out two new pieces of gear: sawyer squeeze and tato element stove, I love them both already.

    There are also loads more photos, if you want to see them all you can have a look Here http://flic.kr/s/aHsjFUWcKt

    Here is the rough route we took (2 ways + numerous detours to explore) probably about 25-26 miles.




    Castlelaw Hill (Pentland Hills) en route



    Roslin Chapel



    Supposed Templar Knight Gravestone



    Roslin Glen



    There was wild garlic EVERYWHERE!!



    There are ruins of an old powder mill which is one of my favourite spots when the weather is nice.



    On the route map, after the crossing over the A701 road we entered the John Clark Estate, yet more pics.



    Loads of tadpoles in the bottom pond in the estate.




    We stopped for Lunch and I had my first test of my new tato element stove, no pics 'cos I was having too much fun meanwhile Gary had his first ever lie in a hammock... yep he loved it, I helped him sew his first hammock last night. My first convert he has also joined HF as GaryY



    After our llllooonnnggg lunch we were feeling pretty hot so we decided to have a little walk in the river which ended in a brief swim.



    Thanks for Looking!

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    Absolutely beautiful trip! Insanely envious!
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    Soooo nice, looks like a new place added to the list of hiking destinations!
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    Re: When It's Sunny in Scotland + a new hanger (pic heavy)

    That is nice weather for bonny scotland....just reeks of history...nice..
    Last edited by ofuros; 06-10-2013 at 17:48.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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    Beautiful! Spent 3 R & R's in Scotland while stationed on subs. The first in Holy Loch and the last two in Faslane. Great country and fantastic people and in a total of 12 days only saw one that clear and sunny.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Great Pictures - Thank you for sharing.

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    Neat area, nice pics, thanks for sharing!
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    Nice!!! Thanks!
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    Thanks for sharing - that looked like a nice outing. Wonderful pictures.

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    Man! You did have a beautiful day! Loved the pics! looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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