Beautiful Britain – Entrancing Views Along The A68

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Beautiful Britain – Entrancing Views Along The A68

I am currently living deep in Northumberland and lately have had the need to take the drive up to Edinburgh and back on a few occasions. A couple of hours drive but I must say one of the nicest couple of hours drive you can come across. No motorways, no busy dual carriageways. Just you, the car, the A68 and miles and miles of beautiful scenery. Head off through the gorgeous hills of Northumberland for a start, up to the border with Scotland for a wonderful view from up the top then just head off through the borders with ever changing perfect countryside ahead, to the side and behind.

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Field Of Yellow Near Patthead

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Looking Over The Scottish Borders From England

Amidst the fields and hills en route you occasionally come to places with deep history, Jeburgh – home of Mary Queen of Scots, Patthead and St Boswells to name just a few. The brown signs leading to tourist spots like castles, forests, ancient homes are scattered often along the way. Many of these I will be investigating further and seperately real soon.

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Scott’s View Overlooking The River Tweed

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In what I do I have seen many miles of countryside all over Britain and the world. To watch a sunset anywhere in a calming peace is a time to savour. The border between Scotland and England high up at Carter Bar is one of those perfect spots. The A68 here is not busy. The borderland of Scotland lays before you as the sun dips over the land. The sky turns orange and the miles of hill land below turns dark. A spectacle you can watch without leaving you car.

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Catcleugh Reservoir, Northumberland

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Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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17 Responses to "Beautiful Britain – Entrancing Views Along The A68"

  1. Tina Somberg-Buiks  October 13, 2013 at 13:06

    I have been travelling the A68 a lot of times as a tour leader with Dutch guests and they loved it! It’s a wonderful road when travelling to Scotland and it’s lovely when leaving Scotland, because you will always remember those views! Splendid pictures Paul!

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  2. Ja moffat  March 24, 2013 at 03:18

    Great article. I am tempted to go north

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  3. Renee Taprell  November 24, 2012 at 06:47

    I’ve just stumbled across your website. Your photos are stunning! I can’t wait to take my own photos when three friends and I fly to UK from Australia next month. Thank you for sharing. We can’t wait!

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    • Paul Steele  November 24, 2012 at 13:53

      Thanks Renee. Hope you have a blast over here

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