Willie took us round a classic combination of hills. Some have fish and chips, others have gin and tonic, Wednesday night runs have Blackford and Braids. We headed up to the track at the top of the road at Blackford Hill, down to the duck pond. We then headed straight for the summit of Blackford and paused for some photos.
We then nipped over to one of the crags for a bit of a scramble then down, down, down to the bridge over the Braid Burn. The unmade path took us up to the Lang Linn path and we then made for the summit of the Braids, helping to keep down vegetation for those taking part in the Seven Hills.
The trig point was gained and the group turned for home down the track, past the side of Liberton Tower, which was glowing in the low sun. The fasties caught up with us for a photo of the massed ranks of Carnethies and then it was back to King’s Buildings by the road.