Hawick to New Lanark

Once again we wrapped up against the chill and with good cause, as an hour out of Hawick we were engulfed in a blizzard. So in waterproofs for the first time this trip, we headed towards the Tweed valley.

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Luckily losing some height got us clear of the snow but chilled us to the bone, cue the Gordon Inn at Yarrow. A very welcome coffee and a seat near the fire really helped us thaw out and make ready for the next section of the day.

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The southern uplands looked a real picture as we began to climb on the next leg past Megget reservoir and finally down a serious descent to the Tweed.

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A feature of today’s ride had to be the tail wind. It was glorious as we sped into Broughton and from there to Biggar. Before we knew it, the signs for New Lanark were in sight.

Lastly, after negotiating the perilous potholes of the A73 we arrived at the SYHA which is part of a world heritage site, famous for the mill and the work of Robert Owen.

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