26 May 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another showery day with N.N.E. wind but no such heavy falls as yesterday. I waited a bit + then started along the Newcastle road, the old road with its ups + downs.1 I went about 7½ miles + then turned to Corbridge + back by Bridgend + Simonburn2 returning by a little road with gates on it + came out on Wade’s Road above Walwick.3 Had a read at the Scotsman in the drawing room after dinner + got to bed at 10.30. 28.75 [miles].

1 Dr Muir was staying at Chollerford on the River North Tyne, see his disry for 25 May 2023..

2 Dr Muir evidently headed out on the south side of the River Tyne before crossing to Corbridge, NY989,644 and returning on the north side of the river to reach Simonburn, NY872,736.

3 The best guess is probably the road that runs southwards directly from Simonburn through NY876,726 before hitting General Wade’s Military Road opposite Walwick Fell, then turing eastwards again to hit Walwick itself en route for Chollerford and dinner.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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