At last I have accomplished our long desired trip to the Cheviots. Starting with McCall at 6.15 I motored via St Boswells and Nisbet to Hounam Mains where we breakfasted at 8 with Munro. Leaving there a little after 9 we went round by Primside to the Bowmont and up to Lairhope – about 10½ or 11 miles. We got out at the ford above Mowhaugh & crossed by stepping stones and Baptie took the Swift through. It was a delightful day for walking but hazy in the distance. It is such an easy walk except the last bit to Auchope Cairn. We reached the top about 1 and saw what view there was. The Eildons were just visible. Baptie went with us and we lunched in Hens Hole which is quite a picturesque ravine with some quite formidable rocks and a waterfall on the infant Colledge*. We dropped Munro at Howgate but did not go in for tea as McCall was anxious to get back for service at 7. We got home about 6.40. I had to go down to Buccleuch Road and missed a meeting which was addressed by Barrie, Buchan and Grieve. Altogether an enjoyable day.
* The College Burn rises through the Hen Hole, just north of Auchope Cairn on The Cheviot, approximate grid reference NT889202