Friday 24 September 2010

Day 10 : Tweedsmuir, Broughton, Peebles and Glentress - 0 miles (first day off)

I planned to take a day off today before the 98 miles trip to Hexham in the morning. I took the opportunity to buy some new gloves - the replace one of a pair I dropped on the road somewhere on the A701 after Leadburn.
There is plenty to do in this area of the lowlands and in particular the walking, such as the John Buchan Way and Glentress, a great centre of mountain biking, are strongly recommended.
John Buchan centre centre in Broughton. John Buchan is best known for his 1915 spy thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps, set just prior to World War I. He became Lord Tweedsmuir and was 15th Governor General of Canada (1940). The John Buchan Way from Broughton Peebles is well worth taking if you have the time in this area -
Glenn Tress's Hub Bike shop - great for hiring and buying cycling related equipment.
The trails ....see


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