Walking improves creative thinking!

Every Sunday my friends and I try to go hillwalking – mostly in the Pentlands, overlooking Edinburgh. Over the years we’ve had many experiences and all weathers!


My weekly #Pentlands hike


Set off on Turnhouse, Carnethy, Scald Law,

Keep on climbing another two more,

East Kip, West Kip – the fifth and final Peak

Fantastic buzz keeps you going all week


Over the heather and down into Carlops

Out of puff having reached the tops

Directing the tourists, Sunday hikers

Jump out the way of mountain bikers!


Walkers from Flotterstone, Threip and Harlaw

Everyone admires the views that are braw

Bird-watching, gunners, shooting and fishing

Throw a penny in the well for wishing


A man, in the fog, can’t find his wife

The hill-runners, gasping, racing for life

We found wee Mungo – a dog strayed from home

There are always some people hiking alone


A worried ram, horns stuck in a gate

Impatient teenagers having to wait

Deer, dogs, cows, rabbits and sheep

Enough slippy scree to make you weep


Some march along with poles and ice grippers

Others with toddlers and crying nippers

Scouts, Guides and exploring bairns

Leaping for joy at the top of cairns


Fancy prams and trendy pushchairs

Propelling folk in folding wheelchairs

Scooters, skateboards, rollers, tricycle

I can’t believe it – even a unicycle!


Relaxing on blankets sharing out picnics

Taking a breather, throwing in sticks

Families, visitors and friends all ask

Surely there must be an easier task?


Splash over water, wade through the bogs

Sliding and falling off paths made of logs

All on one day – sun, snow, wind and rain

Next week we know we’ll do it all again!





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I’m Lisa and I’m blogging about Edinburgh, having fun with writing and amusing ideas.