4 July 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Today was fair but with mist on the highest hills till between 3 + 4. We went up Whiteless Pike1 in the hope that we might manage Grasmoor but the mist on the latter prevented us though some other people continued up. We had lovely views of Crummock + Loweswater + of the deep chasms in the sides of the hills. We were nearly back at 3 when I found I had left my cape where we had been sitting away up on the hillside + I had to toil back. A foxhound called [left blank] went with me all the way. I had a hot bath after tea + did my packing.

1 Whiteless Pike (660m) sits above Buttermere to its north, grid reference NGR NY179,189 while Grasmoor (852m) is further north still

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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