Crookhouse Farm, Morebattle.

This is night No.40/2019 living in my caravan. We've moved on about 25miles, and are now pitched at another CL, this time Crookhouse Farm near Morebattle.

After an early morning walk around Foulden Hagg Farm, I quite fancied a wee cooked breakfast. The egg is a free range one from a house across the road. Absolutely delicious!

I had studied a good little guidebook, and headed the 3 miles to Chirnside to walk 'The Loaning', an excellent combination of village pavements, dirt tracks, and farm tracks. It's a circular route of around 3.5miles starting and finishing in the village centre.

Some of the paths made for great walking.

Don't know if these were cabbage or turnip, but they looked pretty healthy.

There were a lot of them!

The weather was just stunning. This walk is excellent.

The chimney on the nearby Chirnside Mill. I believe this is one of the paper mills which makes paper for tea bags.

Throughly enjoyed the walk. Returned to the van, packed up in fine weather and headed of for the 50min journey to Crookhouse Farm CL. A large site with tons of space. It's a working cattle farm.

A good riverside drive provides a nice dog walk. The countryside here is just stunning.

Took a drive into nearby Kirk Yetholm. Stayed here in the Border Hotel when I was walking the St Cuthberts Way, and it is a fine looking village.

Surprisingly, there are a good number of thatched houses and cottages.

Drove the short distance to Town Yetholm. Another beautiful Scottish Border village.

A really spectacular little place.

Done my bit for the local economy, using the shop to buy some homemade cake, milk, and some sweeties.

Had to stop on the short 4 mile journey back to take in the spectacular landscape. This area is completely bypassed and features nowhere on the tourist hotspots, remarkable.

Later, drove around 3 miles to nearby Bowmont Forest. Great walking and a very welcoming place to walkers and dogs by the Roxburgh Estates.

Great views too.

Very happy to be here and loving my tour of the Borders.


  1. Another series of new town names and places that I had never read of before. The weather looks great. We were still getting poured on around Killin and Aberfeldy while you were enjoying the better conditions.


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