The way of the monks
Another day, another ramble through the local environs. This time it was a 6k walk along the Monks’ Walk in the Pentland Hills near where I’m living on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
The day started out rather bright and sunny(ish) but as we neared the top of the hills it became wet and rainy—with a little bit of sleet for good measure. Unfortunately, that meant that I was very cold for the second half of the walk, but it was well worth it.
[Note to self: Invest in better hill walking gear if you’re going to be walking in hills!]
In addition to the poor weather at the top, there was also a wee point of interest in what is known as the Font Stane. However, a wee look around the Interweb shows that most people believe that rather than being an ancient font, it was actually the base of a cross. (You can read a bit more here.)
I’m not going to bore you with lots of text because I know that you’re likely more interested in the photos. But if you want to see the walking guide we followed, here’s a wee Google Books preview for you to enjoy. And if for some reason it doesn’t take you to the correct page, you’re looking for Walk 18: The Monks’ Road. (Or if you’d like to buy the entire guide to Pentland Hills walks, you can find it here.)
Now—onto the photos!