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Published: September 7th 2019
Kirk Yetholm. The finish of the Pennine Way. We’re in Scotland and pretty close to the border but as to what county, shire, district or whatever I have no idea and the blog site has even less. So simply ignore any location details more explicit than Scotland.
And yes we have completed the Pennine Way. That’s 460 plus kilometres of hills, mud, moors, mud, forests, mud, tracks, mud, trails, mud, glens, mud, bothys, mud, tarns, mud, cairns, mud, fields, mud, farms, mud, trig points, mud as well as a few pints, steak and ale pies and stick date puddings.
The last 26 km today were delightful. Very little mud and good stretches through moors with good intimidating hills interspersed so as to not make them dominating. The views were as expansive as we have become accustomed to and really they are very impressive. Much of the distance is very close to the appropriately named border fence and it meant again we were in Scotland one moment and England the next.
The town Kirk Yetholm is very welcoming of walkers. Many of the houses have Pennine Way based names and the pub provides free half pints to walkers completing
the walk and has a registration book and certificates. The pub was very friendly and it was good to catch up with a couple of familiar faces.
The last 3 days have been without access to the internet so we have a few chores to catch up with.
Over the next couple of days I should catch up with Lee and spend some time in Edinburgh.
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