Saturday, 12 October 2019
Start time: 10:00
(Estimated finish time: 15:00)
Leisurely 9 miles / 14.5 km
C+ circular walk Greenlaw Dean and the Kaims.
This is a 6-hour walk of around 9 miles, with minimal ascent, starting in Greenlaw, where there is no substantial car park, but plenty of on-street spaces. We will meet at 10.00 am on the A6105 Greenlaw-Duns road, just north of its junction with the A697.
The walk will go up through the caravan park to Greenlaw Dean, whose trees should be gloriously autumnal by mid-October. At the north end of the Dean, we will walk along an elevated pathway overlooking the Blackadder Water and Fangrist Burn, passing a spectacularly situated iron age hill fort, the Blackcastle Rings..
We will then take a rough track over Greenlaw Moor to the Kaims, which have the appearance of a prehistoric earthwork, but are entirely natural. The Kaims are the local name for an esker, which is an embankment formed from the earth and stone deposited by a river which flowed through the melting glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age, 10-12,000 years ago.
After we walk along Covert Kaim, we will drop down and cross open moorland to find a track which will return across the moor to the Greenlaw-Duns road, where we follow a path through woodland to the start of the walk.
Street parking, The Square, Greenlaw.
Grid reference: NT710460
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
Please note that Greenlaw Moor is on a shooting estate, and a diversion might be necessary on the day. The moor presents no hazards otherwise, but is open and very exposed and the walk leader reserves the right to alter the route on the day, taking into account the conditions underfoot and overhead.
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.