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Bodesbeck Ridge
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Looking back to Andrewhinney Hill from Bodesbeck Law. Looking back to Andrewhinney Hill from Bodesbeck Law. Looking back to Andrewhinney Hill from Bodesbeck Law.
25 Here we are at the cairn on the top of Bodesbeck Law looking back over the route we have come. It has been a wonderful walk in such fine weather as this - in October - but how do you fancy going back the way you have come over all these ups and downs? I met a couple of folk from Hawick here at the cairn and spent three quarters of an hour eating, talking to them and taking more pictures. Then I just got the head down and headed back at a more determined pace - knocking 40 mins off the journey time on the way back. Almost all of the pictures were taken on the outward journey though when the light was so good. By the time I got back to Birkhill the sun was in the south west and coming straight up Moffatdale as you can see in picture 34 and all the hollows in the Moffat Hills had disappeared in gloom. Early to mid day is definitely the time to see these hills at their best from the Bodesbeck Ridge. My timing for doing the route was just about perfect - starting around 10am - especially on a day when the mist had to burn off.