7 Stanes – Newcastleton

I met up with Liz for a quick trip to Newcastleton – one of the 7 Stanes.

It’s a quiet place – unlike the popular sites in the Lake District and well worth a visit. They have a short green, two blue runs, a red and a black to go at. We mixed a red and a blue and had a great couple of hours in the saddle.

Pippa came too and enjoyed it as much as we did, finished off with tea and cake on a picnic bench in the carpark.

Liz checking out the next bit

The only downer being the poor signposting on the trails and the lack of cafe at the car-park.

I thought you might like this so have added it.
Pippa peeks

7 thoughts on “7 Stanes – Newcastleton”

  1. Nice picture through the centre of the stone sculpture! πŸ™‚

    We have been to one of the 7 Stanes… I can’t remember which one though, just that it was the most southerly site, is that this one?

  2. Yep, it was Newcastleton then – maybe not the most southerly if we are gonna be pedantic, but certainly the closest… :geek:

    Anyway, what do you mean “quiet … unlike … the Lake District”? We’ve done the North Face Trail loads and have hardly ever seen anyone else…

  3. I didn’t mean to be pedantic, but you may have been talking about one of the others in Dumfries and Galloway. Anyway, if you fancy a trip to another of the 7 Stanes just let me know.

    I’ve added a picture of Pippa which I thought might raise a smile. πŸ˜†

  4. You have seen what’s behind the stone. The first picture you may note is in, I presume, Border tongue and is one side, and the last picture is in good old (modern) English of the other side. There was no photoshopping going on at all. I just held Pippa up to the hole and Liz ‘snapped’ her picture. πŸ’‘

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