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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 38 - Trimontium Walk

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Leaders: Dr.Bill Lonie and/or Donald Gordon
Distance: 8km/5 miles circular
Start: Market Place Melrose, 13.30
Finish: Melrose, 17.00 approx Tea provided at Newstead Village Hall (expected donation to Trimontium Trust Fund: Adults 2.50 Concessions 2.00)
Grade: easy.

About the walk
The Trimontium Walk connects the Roman Heritage Centre in Melrose with the huge Roman-native complex at Newstead Village, 1.5km away. The site needs a guide, for all the excavations of fort, four settlements and amphitheatre have been back-filled. Dr Bill Lonie and Donald Gordon are two of the volunteers (and amateur experts) who keep the Centre and the Walk going, with the aid of donations. The walk covers the prehistoric, mediaeval and Roman periods up to the present day. The views are wonderful, and enthusiasts can buy a splendid souvenir brochure.


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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application