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Lewisburn Circular Walk

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From the Forestry Commission's car park at Lewisburn we walk along the 'Bloody Bush' forest road, a toll road in years gone by when coal was transported to the Borders from the North Tyne. We leave this road at 'The Forks' to walk along the Lewis Burn, which we cross via an quaint old stone pack-horse bridge. As we gently climb up through the forest, the tranquillity of the area, with just the wildlife for company, gives you time to appreciate what it must have been like up here before the trees were planted, seeing the remains of farm steadings and old family 'gardens'. Reaching further forest tracks, we make our way up to the 'Log Lookout', a structure made of pine logs providing sheltered seating whichever way you sit to view the forest below. From here we descend to the Akenshaw Burn, crossing it to follow the path through woodland to 'Skedaddle', another piece of art, made from 6,500 triangular blocks of pine and larch and built in the shape of a huge skittle. From here it's a short woodland walk back to the car park.

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