Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

Walk & Event Reports


Five of us arrived at Gretna where due to the short distance we managed to make it to Gretna services before the predicted rainfall began. A carpark full of Tesla’s confirmed that this was no ordinary service station. The metal gates instead of styles on the Scottish Core Paths, allow you to move at a pretty fast pace. Avoiding the worst of the mud required an odd gate climb and for the flooded lanes we needed to do a bit of puddle jumping.

At lunch time the rain intensity increased so we had lunch on the bank of the river Sark -under the bridge on the A74(M)- a bit surreal having traffic overhead.

We cut short our walk along the Solway merse but only lost half a mile from the advertised 8 miles distance. However every cloud has a silver lining as the early finish meant that the café at the Old Toll Bar was still open where we all enjoyed a lovely cappuccino, free shortbread, good conversation, and a visit to the old Marriage Room which is still in operation.

Thanks to Richard, Judith, Alison and Paul who did not let the weather spoil our day.





Sunday 23rd October 2022

Walk 2


Leader: Carol Telford

Report & Photos by

Carol Telford