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.
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.
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.