The Pentlands are full of butterflies, sheep and wolves

… Or maybe the PAs were just making that last bit up.

A band of hardy souls even soldiered up Arthur’s Seat at 3am on the last morning, in hope of seeing the sunrise over the city…

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PKP held a ceilidh on our last night in Edinburgh! A ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering with folk music and dancing. The sheer energy of it is very good at making you instantly forget that you’ve in fact spent all day walking around the city and trekking over mountains. There are a huge number of different dances. For example, in Strip the Willow, everyone gets into long lines down the room, and each person goes down the line dancing for a few bars with the next person of the opposite sex in line. Or, as often happens, anyone within reach, really.

So, that’s it, then. We bid a tearful goodbye to Scotland and packed ourselves back into the coaches. On the way back we checked out Richmond, a market town in the Yorkshire Dales:

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