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Eildon Ramblers Group

Based in the Scottish Borders, Eildon Ramblers is a friendlywalking group for people of all ages. We offer year-round walks to suit avariety of tastes.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

This walk leaves the cul-de-sac road beyond the Philpsburn Hotel, where cars can be parked. There is also space to park beside the playing field across the A707 from Selkirk RFC's stadium.  We walk up a farm track through Corby Linn and then by rough footpaths to the Three Brethren cairns.
We return by a short stretch of the Southern Upland Way, before crossing a style to follow a path which winds round Peat Law and Linglie Hill. We descend by a farm track which follows the Linglie Burn, crossing fields to reach the A707 shortly before the Philipsburn Hotel.
This is a steady climb to the cairns, requiring boots, and poles for those who use them, followed by a hilltop walk which offers striking views in good weather conditions. The cafe in Selkirk town centre was open on New Year's Day 2023, although we cannot guarantee that this will be the case again in 2024.

Monday, 1 January 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
12.1km / 7.5mi
Ascent:
381m / 1250ft
Type:
circular

Grade: B+.   Boots and poles are recommended.

Walk leader: Murray

Estimated duration: 3.5 hours

Also welcome on this walk are members of other Ramblers groups and potential new members who want to sample a walk.  You may register your interest in the walk by contacting walks@eildonramblers.org.uk leaving your name and mobile telephone no.  The walk leader will contact you.

You should pre-register with the Walk Leader (a) no later than 5pm on the Thursday prior to a Saturday walk, or (b) no later than 5pm on the Friday prior to a Sunday walk.

Please read the Covid-19 advice on our website, and observe the recommended precautions.

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 45803 28917
Nearest postcode:
TD7 5LS
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Start time:
10:00 am

The cul-de-sac road beyond the Philpsburn Hotel. Alternatively, beside the playing field across the A707 from Selkirk RFC's stadium.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking