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Carlisle Group

We are the Carlisle 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

This long walk passes the memorials to ‘Black Jock’ Armstrong, a notorious Border Reiver, to Steve ‘Hizzy’ Hislop, a local motorcycle racer who died nearby and to Henry Scott Riddell a local minister and songwriter.  After looking at Black Jock's memorial, we are straight into a stiff climb along a quiet single track road, before it levels off a bit  as we reach Hizzy's memorial. On the valley bottom to our right is the fledgling River Teviot.  We then have a long straight section before a steep descent, crossing the Teviot and then turning off the road to head up Rowantree Hill.  From there we have a long high-level walk along Blackcleuch Rig before dropping down and crossing Hazelhope Burn, having a short walk along the road before crossing fields and heading to the final memorial. We then descend to a track and have a shortish journey back to the start along quiet roads.

Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
15km / 9.3mi
Ascent:
408m / 1339ft
Type:
circular

 Walk is just off the A7 between Langholm and Hawick. Please park considerately next to the church. Lunch location will be decided upon by the weather. As usual for a walk in Scotland at this time of the year you may expect any type of weather and underfoot is very likely to be muddy. Please dress appropriately.  

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • Dog friendly
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 40300 05101
Nearest postcode:
TD9 0LJ
what3words:
muddy.soon.masses
Start time:
10:00 am

Church parking area

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