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Hownam Law



11/05/2016 - In an area of many hillforts, if you are looking for one with good views they don't come much better than this. Starting from the village of Morebattle, we took the St Cuthbert's Way until just after Grubbit Law then followed the gentle incline round to Hownam Law. A fine walk that didn't take as long as it first looked from the bottom. The summit is an ideal place for a fort. With its impressive 360 view, no one's sneaking up on you here. Not really much walls to look at, best maybe on the south side. There is an enclosure to the east and two probably artificial ponds on the level ground north of the top. The trigpoint sits on a grassed over cairn. Great place for a day trip. We sat for a good while eating our sandwiches in the sun and murdering the theme tune to Grange Hill after noticing the name of the top just to the west on the OS map. I liked this one. thelonious Posted by thelonious
15th May 2016ce
Edited 15th May 2016ce

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