Leaders: Jimmy & Betty Doyle Distance: 13km/8 miles circular Start: Market Place Melrose, 10.00 Finish: Melrose, 15.30 approx. Grade: moderate.
Packed lunch required.
About the walk
This walk, partly on metalled road,
goes through Newstead, the oldest
inhabited village in Scotland, and
close to the Roman site of
Trimontium. We hear the legend of
Thomas the Rhymer and his
dalliance with the Queen of Elfland.
Then it is a gentle stroll past Eildon
Hall, the ancestral home of the Earls
of Dalkeith. After a stop to picnic at
Bowden village we climb, partly on
St. Cuthbert’s Way, to the saddle on
the Eildon Hills. Here we admire the
views before walking down into