Winter Walking - The Grey Mare's Tail

Been a while since I've posted anything, also been a while since I've really picked up a camera, well other than the selfies and other smartphone photography like everyone else these days.

Anyway, decided to try and get back in to walking this year (and taking photos, and maybe blogging), and seeing as it would be nice and wintry, and not too challenging a walk, The Grey Mare's Tail between Moffat and Selkirk was the walk of choice.

There wasn't a whole lot of water coming over the falls at the weekend, however this isn't really all that surprising given that a lot of the stream and almost the entire Loch that feed the falls was frozen. The climb wasn't too bad and the conditions under foot were actually not bad on the ascent, once at the top though the snow got thicker and the temperature got significantly colder compared to the toasty -1.5 degress C at the bottom! It wasn't too long before the weather closed in a little, the small patches of blue sky disappeared and the snow began to fall. The fresh snow made navigating back from Loch Skeen a little bit more tricky as it had started to cover the path that had been trodden, it also made the descent a little bit more slippy but after a few unintentional sit down, we made the bottom with relatively little trouble.

Next trip here I think will be spring for what will hopefully be a more impressive waterfall in full flow, and maybe a little bit of exploring the surrounding hillside on a longer walk.

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 Caught these two acting the goat!!

Caught these two acting the goat!!

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