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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

CANCELLED  CANCELLED  CANCELLED due to weather

We walk generally westward from the gatehouse for some 2 miles on an undulating track to reach a path high above Glensax. This path tales us southward by a stiff but manageable ascent over Birkscairn Hill and the eastern flank of Stake Law before dropping down to our lunch stop at the remote cottage at Glenshiel Banks.

From the cottage, we follow the burn downstream through a delightful ravine with waterfalls to Loch Eddy, and thence along the trackway by the Quair Water to the gatehouse, passing the Tennant Mausoleum. There are ample coffee options at the end of the walk in Innerleithen.

Sunday, 7 April 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
14km / 8.7mi
Ascent:
457.2m / 1500ft
Type:
circular

Circular walk, grade B+, strenuous.  Boots and poles are recommended.

Walk leader: Murray

Estimated duration: 4 hours

Eildon Ramblers members.  Please contact the walk leader per the directions in the Secretary’s email.

Members of other Ramblers groups & potential new members are welcome to apply to join this walk.  Please contact walks@eildonramblers.org.uk leaving your name and mobile phone no.  The walk leader will contact you.

Registration deadline.  You should 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.

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

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 32100 33401
Nearest postcode:
EH44 6PU
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Start time:
10:00 am

Start at Kirkhouse Cemetery car park, about 1 mile south of Traquair village on the B709, for car sharing to The Glen.

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