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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Sunday 8 September, Walk 6 - Walkerburn and Priesthope

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Leader: Robin Sloan
Distance: 14km/9miles circular. Ascent 410 metres
Start: Bus from Market Place Melrose at 09.00. Walk starts in Walkerburn at 09.30.
Finish: Return bus from Walkerburn at 15.45 approx.
Grade: strenuous, hill walking gear needed. Packed lunch required

About the walk
The walk starts through a typical Borders upland, steep sided valley through a livestock farm, forestry and grouse moor, and then climbs steadily to a high ridge. You will see the old Ballantyne’s pump storage scheme, which has an interesting history, and there are good viewpoints for the Tweed Valley and hills above Traquair. After descending to the town of Innerleithen, the final section is on flats by the riverside.

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application