would sometimes take a walk along the riverside path and end
up at the Hermitage. This delightful little cottage was used
by Burns to write and muse his thoughts. At some point he wrote
some poetry on a pane of glass. This pane is on show at the
museum in the farmhouse.
A reproduction is in the window now. Burns no doubt, would often
use the Hermitage as a stop off point on his way to the Friars
Carse, the home of Burn's friend Captain Robert Riddell. The estate is now that of The Friars Carse Hotel. At the moment the riverside path has been
washed away by the severe storms south-west scotland suffered
during last winter.
Plans are under way to effect repairs, but not to worry, there
is an alternative route available which is just as pleasant.