I have a treat for author Mary Smith fans.. She has a brand new blog and this is her first post which I recommend you head over and read. She shares the stunning scenery and coastal walk on her 8 mile walk, thankfully in sunshine.. and yes she deserved to go home and finish the mince pies. Please head over and follow Mary Smith’s Place – I think we will be in for a treat in the future.
Christmas Day (doesn’t it already seem a long time ago?) poured with rain so I was more or less forced to stay indoors eating chocolate and mince pies and watching feel-good films. Boxing Day, however, was bright and sunny so there was no excuse not to head off with the DH on one of my favourite walks in Dumfries & Galloway – Balcary Heughs. This is a great walk at any time of the year, though not if it’s very windy as the narrow path goes along clifftops.
From the village of Auchencairn a single track road leads follows the shoreline to the Balcary Bay Country House Hotel, built in the 17th century by Messrs Cain, Clark and Quirk who ran a shipping – or smuggling – business. The area around this part of the Solway has an exciting smuggling history.
A car park for walkers is situated close to…
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