Knowing that the forecast for the Pentlands was BBC two raindrops, twelve ramblers hoped for the best and set off to start the walk from Carlops. It was dry in the car park, while we suited up in the waterproofs, but as we gained height, reaching Patie's Hill, the cloud came down and for the next few hours, it could be described as Heavy Smirr, with a brisk wind. At least, the dreaded double rain held off! An event was put on by our thoughtful leaders, Robert and Anne, to keep us amused throughout the day. If WE were cold and damp, at least we could laugh at the Spartan Race Ultra Beast competitors, running uphill with tyres, tossing cabers, climbing over obstacles, dressed in not a lot! On Green Law hill, Robert pointed in the direction of the view that we might have had. After lunch break, he and Anne decided to cut out a foray through the heather and few kilometers off the walk, and no dissenting voice was heard.
Losing height from Green Law and Cock Rig, and still watching the Spartan competition wading through the reservoir, we left the cloud behind and dried out a little on the way back to the car park, where Aileen thanked our gallant leaders for a great day out and a walk that we must do again on a better day.