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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 36 - St Cuthberts Way to Harestanes

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Leader: Ian Clinkscale
Distance: 23km/14 miles linear
Start: Market Place Melrose, 09.30
Finish: Harestanes Visitor Centre, 16.30 approx. Return bus to Melrose, 17.00
Grade: strenuous. Packed lunch required. Walk limited to 40 people.

About the walk
The walk follows St.Cuthbert’s Way over the saddle of the Eildons to the attractive village of Bowden. Continuing through Newtown St Boswells, the route joins the Tweed and passes through St Boswells to Maxton. From here a section of minor road leads to the Roman Road, Dere Street, now a track, which leads past the site of the Battle of Ancrum Moor and through woodland to the Countryside Visitor Centre at Harestanes, which has full facilities including an exhibition room and cafe.

The Evening
Cheese and Wine Party, 20.00. Venue to be confirmed. Admission £4.


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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application