A Wintry Day in Melrose

A visit to Melrose satisfied a need for some much needed fresh air and exercise after too much festive food.

First, after a second breakfast, was a walk up the town’s landmark hills, the Eildons. Frosty paths made for slower progress than we otherwise might have made and with the aim of visiting the abbey too, we left the southern of the three peaks for another day.

From up top we had great views of the rolling borders scenery, the River Tweed and the towns lying along it to the north, to the southeast the Cheviots were lying high enough to be well covered in snow.

IMG_5951

IMG_5959

IMG_5965

IMG_5970

IMG_5973

IMG_5975

The sun was lying low all day and blindingly bright to the south, but once we dropped down to the north of the hills back towards town, we could enjoy the sun’s effect on the hills north of the Tweed and the higher reaches of the Abbey too.

IMG_5987

After a hearty lunch – more festive guzzling – we timed our visit to the Abbey with the sun dropping below the higher ground to the south. The light cast on the Abbey’s walls warmed it up, at least in appearance, but the temperature dropped fast and so too did the light level.

IMG_5990

IMG_5991

IMG_5996

IMG_5998

IMG_6005

IMG_6011

IMG_6017

IMG_6021

IMG_6024

IMG_6032

IMG_6042

IMG_6045

River Tweed in Melrose.
IMG_6058

Driving home the wind farm on Sutra Hill looked quite impressive with sunset behind.
IMG_6059

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: