Wigtown – the Scottish Book Town

Wigtown – not to be confused with the Cumbrian Wigton. As I had a friend who lives in this famous town I went to visit her one day last week. It was a beautiful ride with hardly any traffic around (though if you time it wrong you have to contend with all the lorries coming from Ireland via Stranraer )

I seemed to be travelling along an endless yellow ribbon as the gorse was in full bloom. The views across the Solway Firth were stunning with the Lake District hills as the backdrop. The Book Festival is not until September but I think then there is a lack of parking places, so I shall only continue to visit out of the book season.