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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 41 - Melrose to Scotts View

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Leaders: Betty and Jimmy Doyle
Distance: 15km/9.25 miles linear
Start: Market Place Melrose, 10.00
Finish: Scott’s View, 15.00 approx for return bus to Melrose.
Grade: moderate. Packed lunch required.

About the walk
The walk follows the banks of the Tweed taking in Newstead, the three bridges at Leaderfoot and crosses to the north side of the Tweed at Dryburgh Footbridge. After lunch we climb steadily to the statue of William Wallace and on to the grounds of Bemersyde ancestral home of the Earls Haig. A minor road is then followed to Scott’s View, Sir Walter Scott’s favourite view across the Tweed to the Eildon Hills.

Evening
Grand Closing Ceilidh, Corn Exchange, 20.00 to midnight. Clarty Clout ceilidh band plus Scocha (singers Ian Scott and David Chapman) provide entertainment as we close the Festival in rousing style and look forward to Festival 2003 in Hawick. Tickets £6.00.


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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application