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Hownam

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A viewpoint looking up to Hownam Law
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About Hownam

Hownam Law is a very distinctive hill which can be seen from many parts of the Borders. It has an impressive hill-fort on its summit and more than 100 hut circles within its perimeter walls. These can be seen as distinct ridges running around the summit area of the hill.
Ogilvie knew this country well and admired the shepherds and their sheepdogs who herded on these hills. One day, spotting a collie in Kelso, he imagined where the dog would rather be and penned these affectionate lines to it. To a Border Collie in Town

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