I'm taking the opportunity of some decent early spring weather to get out for a run before a national lock-down is ordered. I suppose riding about on a bike neither risks getting nor spreading the plague. I did take the precaution of wearing gloves while refuelling - the pumps must be pretty dodgy.
There are a number of roads that cross the Scotland/England border - 25, I think. Here I'm doing the crossings and seeing if there is anything interesting at or near them. I'm travelling west to east.
|The first crossing is this bridge over the River Sark in Gretna.|
to differences in the marriage laws between Scotland & England
Gretna is know for weddings. The Old Toll Bar has carried out 10,000
weddings since 1830. |
|The border at the main west coast road - The M6.|
|The SV on the old Plump Bridge at the border near Springfield. |
|Old cast iron road sign |
|St Andrew's church on the English side|
|There is a very spindly bridge over the River Esk to the church. |
|The bridge was built for access to the bridge from a nearby stately home. No plebs allowed!|
|Kirkandrew Tower is a 16th century fortified house now a private residence. |