Leaders: Agnes Waldie and Jane
Swanston Distance: 13km/8 miles circular Start: Market Place, Melrose, 10.00 Finish: Melrose, 15.00 approx. Grade: moderate. Packed lunch required.
About the walk
This pleasant walk visits the site of
the Eildon Tree, the spot where
Thomas the Rhymer first met the
Faerie Queen. The tree itself has
long disappeared and is now
marked by the Eildon Tree Stone.
This encounter with the elfin queen
resulted in Thomasí acquisition of
prophetic power and he went on to
make a number of significant
predictions. The walk then circles
the foot of the Eildons over Bowden
Moor to Cauldshiels Loch (look out
for water-kelpies). Return to Melrose
via Rhymerís Glen.