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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 16 - A Bowden Circular

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Leaders: Jimmy & Betty Doyle
Distance: 13km/8 miles circular
Start: Market Place Melrose, 10.00
Finish: Melrose, 15.30 approx.
Grade: moderate. Packed lunch required.

About the walk
This walk, partly on metalled road, goes through Newstead, the oldest inhabited village in Scotland, and close to the Roman site of Trimontium. We hear the legend of Thomas the Rhymer and his dalliance with the Queen of Elfland. Then it is a gentle stroll past Eildon Hall, the ancestral home of the Earls of Dalkeith. After a stop to picnic at Bowden village we climb, partly on St. Cuthbert’s Way, to the saddle on the Eildon Hills. Here we admire the views before walking down into Melrose.

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