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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

A walk through the land of the Ettrick Shepherd (James Hogg) and Isabella Richardson, the famous inn-keeper.

Starting on the Captain's Road, we follow the SUW.  Passing Tibbie Shiel's Inn, we take a forestry road which climbs steadily for about a mile. We then switch to undulating grass paths, passing the lonely ruins of Riskinhope (once a shepherd’s home) before skirting the shoulders of Pikestone Rig and Peat Hill.  After descending to the shoreline near Riskinhope Farm, we return along the eastern edge of the loch towards Tibbie Shiel's.

 

A mix of leisurely and strenuous sections, overall 'moderate'.  Mostly good walking conditions, but may be muddy in places.

Refreshments are available at the Glen Café.

Registration limit: 15 walkers including leader & back marker (due to limited car parking).

Sunday, 10 March 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8km / 5.0mi
Ascent:
400m / 1312ft
Type:
circular

Circular walk, grade B, moderate.   Boots and poles are strongly recommended.

Walk leader: Gordon

Estimated duration: 3.5 - 4 hours

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

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 23800 20401
Nearest postcode:
TD7 5LH
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Start time:
10:00 am

Meet: Lochside car park opposite Glen Cafe on A708, Loch of the Lowes.

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