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Day 15

Today we finally crossed the border in to Scotland on our 33km walk with 800m of climbing from Byness to Mount Hooley We left Byness this morning at 9am after an 8am breakfast. Once we had left there was the usual steep climb up out of the valley and on to ridge. However the path was very muddy which led to a lot of sliding around and overall slow walking.

We were the last to leave the guest house this morning out of the other Pennine Way walkers so it was a relief to see them on the ridge to know that we had gone the right way. We caught up the others who were unfortunately suffering from foot problems and went on ahead so we could continue listening to our audio book, War of the worlds by H.G Wells.


From the Inn we stayed at last night to the end, Kirk Yetholm is about 45km. There are two options, one, to do it all in one go which someone from our Inn tried to do by setting off at 5am this morning. Otherwise you walk halfway and due to the lack of accommodation the Inn from last night comes and picks you up to take you back to the Inn. Then the next morning they take you back to where you left off. We are doing a third option which we made up where we walk the majority of the way today then finish the last bit off tomorrow. To do this we have found an bunk house on Airbnb which is just off the path where we are staying the night.

As we were walking along we saw a Mountain goat with very long horns that was quite a sight. We tried to get close to take a photograph before it ran away. The most exciting bit about t