I thought it might be useful for those taking part in this walk, and those possibly taking part, including anybody who hasn’t answered recent emails who may or may not becoming - (gasp!) – to sum up the arrangements for the walk.
Anybody who isn’t included in the above who may want to give it a bash is welcome to send me an email and let me know… but you might want to consider the details before committing yourself. It may well be, in fact, that many of the participants will wish they’d been committed instead.
In any event, there's a few definates and a bunch of possibles, and a partly probable, so there'll be a small party at least.
Saturday 3 April – Meet in the main P&D car park in Moffat between 10:30 and 11:00 am.
Leaving a car or two in Moffat – proceed by car to Peebles and abandon the cars. The police have been asked to advise on safe parking in Moffat.
Have some drinkies in Peebles
Walk from mid to late afternoon
Sunday 4 April – Walk to Megget Stone area
Monday 5 April – Walk to Moffat – evening in Moffat
Note that due to the uncertain nature of who is definately attending, its not been possible to arrange a dinner. We can either play this by ear (ears will be disinfected for this purpose) – or we can try to arrange something before leaving Moffat on the 3rd.
Tuesday 6 April – Walk half a day towards Ettrick
Wednesday 7 April – Possibly camp at Tibbie Shiels Inn
Thursday 8 April – Stagger back to Peebles.
It will be seen from this plan that it will be possible for people to do either Peebles to Moffat or Moffat to Peebles or Peebles to Moffat to Peebles – and, even Tibbie Shiels to Peebles if only one day can be spared (8 April). So its very flexible and leaving cars at both ends of the walk will mean that return transport ought not to be a problem.
A safe(ish) and free parking spot in Peebles has been identified.
The total distance is around 73 miles and the route is fairly high level. The pace will not be blistering.