Leaders: Agnes Waldie and Jane
Swanston Distance: 16km/10 miles circular Start: Market Place Melrose, 10.30 Finish: Melrose, 15.30 approx Grade: moderate.
Packed lunch required.
About the walk
This walk leaves Melrose past the
Abbey and along the middle path to
Newstead, up the lane and on to the
Bogle Burn by the Rhymer’s Stane.
It continues through the pleasant
woodland of Eildon Hall Estate and
over the common to Bowden. After
a tour of the village and the quaint
Kirk, there will be a refreshment stop
at the Old School tearoom. The
return route skirts the lower slopes
of the Eildon Hills to the Swan Pond,
coming back to Melrose by the