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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 31 - Eildon Hill Walk

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Leader: Jock Aitken
Distance: 8km/5 miles circular
Start: Market Place Melrose, 13.00
Finish: Melrose, 17.00 approx.
Grade: Strenuous (because of 400m vertical ascent).

About the walk
This walk includes the ascent of all three Eildon Hills, famous in history and legend. They are not strictly speaking volcanic in origin but were founded by igneous intrusions below the earth’s surface - now exposed by millions of years of weathering. Legends of the Wizard Michael Scot cleaving the Eildons into three and belief that King Arthur and his Knights lie sleeping here ready to return in defence of their country are still told.

‘The Borders’, Wynd Theatre, 20.00. Alistair Moffat presents an illustrated talk based on his superb book detailing the often turbulent history of the Borders and its people. Concession tickets to Festival walkers £5.00, with free drink on arrival.

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application