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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 10 - A Different Eildon Trail

Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application
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Leader: Robin Chisholm
Distance: 9km/6 miles circular Ascent: 340 metres
Start: Market Place, Melrose, 10.00
Finish: Melrose, 14.00 approx.
Grade: moderate. Packed lunch required.

About the walk
This is a generally moderate walk which includes a steady climb from Melrose at the start, passing many historic sites. The route then proceeds through spectacular mixed woodland with its diverse wildlife, then emerges to skirt the magical heather-clad Eildon Hills before ascending to the highest point in the area at 442m, providing unrivalled panoramic views of this part of the Borders. It then descends gently back to Melrose.

Festival Service
An open air service will be held in the superb surroundings of Melrose Abbey at 16.30. Rev W. Haisley Moore will officiate and all walkers and friends are welcome, free of charge.

Swing 2002, Melrose Corn Exchange, 20.00 (shared function with Melrose Music Society). Swing 2002 started 22 years ago as Swing 80 and have changed their name every year to reflect their contemporary attitude. They continue to delight audiences at home and abroad with their infectious brand of hot swing jazz. Tickets 6.00.

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application