Jedburgh is a neat little town and like many others at this time of year is looking very pretty with lots of brightly coloured flowers.


The Abbey is a magnificent ruin which is definitely worth a look so we visited it before we departed from Jedburgh.  The audio tour was really worthwhile.


This was the view from the gallery above the west door.

From Jedburgh we headed south to the border with England.

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It was then on to visit Housesteads Fort built by the Romans.

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It is adjacent to Hadrian’s Wall which you can see in this photo.

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After leaving the fort we drove about 60km on the A686 which crosses the Penines and offers some spectacular views along the way.  It has been rated as one of the best drives in Britain.

Looking east before reaching the highest point.

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This is the view from Hartside Pass looking west over Cumbria.

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The drive ends at Penrith where we turned south towards Kendal, on the eastern edge of the Lake District, where we will be spending the next 2 nights.

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2 thoughts on “Freewheelin’

  1. Carol

    Did you go down Hartside? I don’t like going down that hill in day time and even less at night. We usually travel twice a year when visiting friends.
    Thank you for sharing this trip with us. It looks like you are having fun so far.

    • Hi Carol

      We are having a great time, and yes, we did go down Hartside. Luckily the weather was dry. I certainly would not like to do it in the wet or at night. We actually planned our route after seeing about the drive on the internet – the scenery was just fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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