9th June and I’ve reached one thousand miles walked in 2019 🙂
The other half and I were spending a week in Dumfries and I nipped out early for a walk South of Dumfries.
From our holiday cottage, a short walk along the road brought me to a sign for the Maidenbower Path. I took this path, up and around Maidenbower Craigs and on to the university complex known as The Crichton.
Instead of heading straight for the River Nith at Kinsholm Quay as I had done previously, I turned left and continued along the Glencaple Road (I wonder where that goes?).
As I was going towards Glencaple, so were the council bin men. We played cat and mouse along the road with the truck getting ahead then me overtaking whilst they were emptying bins.
Finally, at Glencaple, I waved farewell to the bin men taking Church Road away from the river.
This road is dead straight for about a mile and a half gentle rising before dropping back down.
I was now on Bankend Road heading back to base.
Aware that I was nearing my 1,000 mile landmark, I turned off the ‘main’ road before turning right back on to Craigs Road on which our holiday home sat.
Walking along, checking my mileage I stopped at 8.5 miles. With what I’d done previously, this meant that I’d just walked my one thousandth mile this year. I took a photo (see above) before carrying on for a further mile and a half.