Thursday, 25 September 2014

Scotland on a Sunday

I thought I would start with a little adventure near my hometown, Dumfries, with my family.

When it is a nice sunny day this is a beautiful place to explore and on this Sunday we decided to go a hike up to Waterloo Monument which is near a tiny village called New Abbey, about 5 miles out of Dumfries on the Solway Coast. The hike we took up to the monument was about 2 miles but very steep with a little rock climbing near the top.

Once at the top we had a picnic and enjoyed the amazing views across the land and coast. You can even climb to the top of the monument which is an extremely steep spiral staircase and very little space at the top but the views are worth it, as you can see.

Then on the way back we discovered blackberries on the track and decided to pick some on the way down.

We decided to continue along the Solway Coast and stopped at Southerness beach which is a beautiful rocky beach with a lovely lighthouse and plenty of shells to collect.

This was a great Sunday adventure with my family and so grateful to live in such a beautiful place.

Rachel Rose x

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