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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Saturday 7 September, Walk 5 - Gattonside Circular

Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application
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Leader: Dorothy Cameron
Distance: 4km/2.5 miles circular
Start: Market Place, Melrose 13.30
Finish: Melrose, 16.00 approx.
Grade: easy.

About the walk
This is a short circular walk exploring Gattonside Village and its surroundings. Crossing the Chain Bridge over the Tweed, the route takes us along the riverside path. There is then a short climb up to Gattonside Mains with fine views to the south over Melrose and the Eildons and then gently downhill through the narrow roads between old village cottages in Gattonside, back to the Chain Bridge and Melrose. Tea will be provided at Gattonside Village Hall.

Welcome reception, Scott Room, George and Abbotsford Hotel, Melrose, at 19.00. Free to all walkers. Provost George Bunyan will welcome walkers and walk leaders will be introduced.
Border Folk: a concert by Hilary Bell and Iain Lowthian, at the Wynd Theatre, Melrose, 20.00. Concession tickets for Festival walkers, 6.00. Repeating their highly successful concert at the West Linton Festival in April, Hilary and Iain provide another evening of Borders music and melody.

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application