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* September 19 National Ramble – Tweed Valley Forest Park

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Tweed Valley Forest Park – Glentress

We were welcomed in the car park by Lynn from the Rangers Office, who stayed for a while but was unable to give her talk owing to the time factor. A group of 7 scooters and 8 walkers met and set off in the rain from the Buzzard’s Nest car park onto the green cycle track which headed firstly downhill and then wound its way upwards through the zig zag tracks of the forest, on the gravel tracks.  Eventually the rain stopped and out came the sun by the time of our coffee stop in a layby overlooking Peebles Hydro.  Afterwards we continued climbing higher and higher until we reached the lunch stop.  Where we were able to further appreciate the views of the countryside. After lunch we continued, on the green track for a while and then we joined the harder and steeper blue track which went into the forest high above the car park. This is where the skill of scooters riders came in as we negotiated the tree roots and narrow winding paths to the road and more rugged long downward recent returning to the car park. Before leaving the area some of us visited the café for the usual tea and cakes. Judy