22 June 2022. Forest View had a spinner and drying room, so I started walking today at 0910 in clean kit. Good value for dinner, drinks, B&B at £83. The other guests were walkers doing the Pennine Way section in various directions. To Kirk Yetholm and the end of the walk is 44km, so I decided to split it and camp on the hills about half way. Paul was also up for that.
From Byrness it is a 300m climb on to a ridge in the Cheviot Hills and the route follows the English/Scottish border. The walk today was undulating so we had about 600m off climb in total. A nice cooling breeze was with us all day.
One Spine runner Mark P, passed us while we had an hour lunch stop 1300-1400. Although he was walking due to an ankle injury, he was still going to come second in the men’s race. We passed one of the two huts on route which volunteers were manning as an aid station for runners.
We reached Windy Gyle, which is about the half way mark, and pitched out tents on a bit of a knoll which was reasonably flat. The weather forecast for the night is good, if a bit windy. Good view of the Cheviot (815m) which we will go up tomorrow. 22km today, finishing walking at 1645.