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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 15 - Lee Pen and Dunslair Heights

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Leader: Robin Sloan
Distance: 16km/10 miles linear. Ascent 790 metres.
Start: Bus from Market Place, Melrose 09.00. Walk starts Innerleithen car park 09.45
Finish: Glentress Forest Park, 16.00 approx. Bus back to Melrose at 16.30
Grade: strenuous. Hill walking gear needed. Packed lunch required. Walk limited to 40 people.

About the walk
The walk goes past St Ronan’s Wells, and climbs steeply up to a good viewpoint at Lee Pen, a shapely peak looking over the Tweed Valley. The walk continues along an undulating high ridge leading to the top of Glentress Forest at a height of nearly 600 metres. There is a long, gradual descent back to the valley through forest, a typical Borders plantation.

‘Melrose’, Corn Exchange, 20.00. Tom Little presents a fascinating illustrated talk on Melrose and its history. Tickets £2.00.

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application