Lessons learnt

  So today was about Craik towards Eskdalemuir. I parked at Craik forest car park just past Daniele’s Meadshaw Farm and Curlew Cottage on the Roman and Reivers Route The day didn’t start so well with a heavy cold,  after a slightly later start than planned we headed up to Craik moor. As I wheezed my way…

Roll up, roll up

Our 1st networking evening and a chance to share what the project is all about and hear from the experiences of Janet Cochrane one of the founders of Ride Yorkshire. A thoroughly enjoyable evening with over 30 people including many of the Planning to Succeed group, Janet shared with us how their project came to fruition and their…

3rd time lucky

Weather is hampering play and with Hownam being on the edge of the Cheviots it can be challenging getting there in this weather but perseverance! Lynne defrosted me with tea and biscuits followed by a tour of the farm followed by more tea. Lots have been written about what Lynne has taken on but I was excited…

Wild West

Having been South for a number of years, it is exciting to see ‘proper’ snow again! I suspect that will soon wear off… From East to West and today its Dunsyre right on the edge of the Scottish Borders. This chap made the visit worthwhile, ohh and Hilary’s tea and biscuits! This is the 1st of…

Windmills and daring do

Not windy miller but Vyv Wood-Gee the Fell pony adventurer and sometimes Countryside Management Consultant. Vyv did the initial feasibility study in 2002  and project managed the establishment of the South of Scotland Countryside Trails which are the backbone of this project. Spent a fantastic but all too short time with Vyv and her animal collective hearing…