Walk 2

Pathhead, Dreepy to Ford then onto and around Vogrie, then on to Crichton and the Castle. Back via Lairds Entry.  Option to look take a walk to the Quarry "cliffs" and Lime Kilns.

 

5hrs total at steady pace.

8 Miles.

Good walking Shoes recommend

Often Soft under foot

Several of steep climbs

Largely sign posted, but some "Off Piste" care required.

#1 From Mainstreet follow route of Walk 1 to Alderdean.

#13 at Alderdean don't go over the bridge but follow the path along the              Tyne

#14 At the next bridge there are 2 options

      either go over the bridge

      or continue to follow the path along the tyne. There is a "rugged" path        along the west side of the valley This leads along the side of the quarry        and up to the Lime Kiln at #15. TAKE CARE ON THE PATH.

Return back to #14 and cross the bridge.

Climb the steps and follow the "Daffodil Path" south along the East side of the Valley.

#16 There are several Lime Kilms off the path on lower paths.

#17 Follow the path up the road.

#18 At the junction 18, follow th road sign posted tot he Castle

#19 Go through the church yard.

#20 Walk alng the path to Crichton Castle.

#21 Retrace the route to Chrichton Village.

      Follow the road past Chrichton Farm to

#22 Lairds Entry, then follow the road up to

#23 the A68 and walk back into the Pathhead.

 

In Vogrie stop for Coffee in the Cafe or on return to Pathhead stop in the Forrestes for similar refreshment.

 

For maps of Vogrie see the Vogrie Website here

Please ensure you are suitably equipped before starting this walk. It can be steep in places and muddy
 
Be careful on the path to the quarries. The path is rocky and there are many roots that can trip you up.

For Further information including distance info - see here

Photos

#13 follow the path to Chrichton along the Tyne, rather than over over the bridge to the grass lands

#14 either go over the bridge or take the option to carry on towards the Quarries.

Pateh to Quarries and Lime Kilns at ~15

Steps up to the Path to Crichton #14 to #16

The Path to Crichton. The lower path takes you via more Lime Kilns

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