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Linlithgow Group

We are the Linlithgow Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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

Meeting in Melrose, we’ll catch the bus to St Boswells, (17min  journey) and walk down to the river Tweed near Benrig, then across the Mertoun bridge and onto Dryburgh (very pretty spot). Back across the Tweed and through Newtown St Boswells and Bowden to cross over the Eildon saddle (Opportunity to go up one or two of the Eildon hills here or sit and enjoy the view) and down into Melrose. A mix of paths and good tracks with a wee bit of quiet roads. Some paths will be muddy. Aim to catch 09.24 bus from Melrose. Finish walk about 2.30pm nearer 3.30pm if we do either or both the North and Mid Eildon.

Saturday, 20 January 2024
Meeting time:
7:45 am
Start time:
9:15 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
15.8km / 9.8mi
Ascent:
363m / 1191ft
Type:
linear

Local Walk Grade: B

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 99400 77001
Nearest postcode:
EH49 7AW
what3words:
luckier.speared.billiard
Meeting time:
7:45 am

West port car park. Walk leader will meet at the start point. Please could you register in advance to give an idea of those wanting to car share from WP.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 54800 34101
Nearest postcode:
TD6 9LA
what3words:
stream.elastic.trackers
Start time:
9:15 am

Melrose bus stance in Buccleugh Street (opposite Abbey). Ample street parking, free car parks at Nutwood and St Dunstans car parks. Car park at bus stance(£3 for 6 hrs, £5 for longer). Public toilets 30p, public toilets at St Boswells bus stance 30p

Finishing point

Grid reference:
NT 54800 34101
Nearest postcode:
TD6 9LA
what3words:
stream.elastic.trackers
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm

free car parks at Nutwood and St Dunstans car parks.

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