One of our further flung members, Andreas Hille from Germany, has sent us some photos he took while he was recently over in Scotland. He took a cycle trip along the Black Path, the cycleway/ footpath which runs from the north side of Gala down to Tweedbank. It’s a well used route, and a short section is even incorporated into the Southern Upland Way long distance footpath. Does anyone know if an alternative route will be made available following reinstatement?
Once again, there’s plenty of evidence of advance works, particularly utility diversions which required the temporary closure of the path at one location.
Of particular note is the very attractive bridge 97, a footbridge over the formation not far north of the Ladhope Tunnel. One hopes it gets retained in its present form following the rebuild, but I suspect it won’t meet modern safety standards or other such thing. Ho hum.