Walking in the Scottish Borders
Cheviots, Tweed, Ettrick, Moffat and Manor hills
Guidebook presenting 45 day walks and one long distance route in the Scottish Borders. The day walks cover five areas: the Cheviots, Tweeddale, the Ettrick Hills, Moffat Hills and Manor Hills. The walks are a mixture of high and low level routes and can be fully customised using multiple variants.
SeasonsYear-round. For hillwalking, the best times of all are April-June and September. Winter hillwalking under snow can be arduous, but very rewarding in good conditions and if correctly prepared and equipped.
CentresWooler, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles, Moffat
DifficultyWalks range from easy low-level walks, through smaller hills, to moderately challenging grassy hills at 600-750m (200-2500ft). Walks are graded to aid planning.
Must SeeThe Cheviot and its Hen Hole; Hart Fell and its Beeftub; White Coomb and its Grey Mare's Tail waterfall; River Tweed; bird-infested cliffs at St Abbs; ruined abbeys; Eildon Hills; St Mary's Loch; Reiving-era towers and bastles
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Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. His previous books include Across Scotland on Foot, Long Days in Lakeland and Welsh 3000ft Challenges. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way.View author profile
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