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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 circular walk offers plentiful parking on the road that goes into St Boswells. We walk alongside the south bank of the Tweed on St Cuthbert’s way, fringing the Golf course and watching out for errant golf balls, to Mertoun bridge.  We cross this carefully because of fast traffic.  We then join the Borders Abbey Way to walk upstream on the north bank of the Tweed, past Dryburgh Abbey to the Dryburgh Suspension Bridge. We then re-join St Cuthbert’s way to climb up through the woods back to St Boswells.  We have one mile on quiet roads, but otherwise on good paths, though these can be very slippery, and we have two stiles and a lot of tree roots to trip us up.

Sunday, 17 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
7.2km / 4.5mi
Ascent:
137.2m / 450ft
Type:
circular

Grade: C.   Boots and poles are recommended.

Walk leader: Simon

Estimated duration: about 3 hours including a break for mince pies and good cheer.

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 59400 30901
Nearest postcode:
TD6 0AJ
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Start time:
10:00 am

Meet 10.00 at St Boswells Bus Stand (next to the village hall) TD6 0AJ, NT594309

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