Sunday 4th September 2022

Lindean Kirk, Cauldshiels Loch and Fort, Abbotsford

This walk will fascinate you with ancient tales of the Galashiels area. Leaving Gala we will make our way to 12th Century Lindean Kirk. We then make our way along the Borders Abbey Way to Cauldshiels Hill Fort, one of the most impressive military structures of Dark Ages Scotland. After our visit to Cauldshiels we will make our way through the grounds of Abbotsford House – home to Sir Walter Scott – and then back to Galashiels

Check in - 0830, Start time - 0900, Distance - 16 miles, approx time - 9 hours, ascent 610 metres, grading - STRENUOUS

Start and end of walk - Focus Community Centre, Livingstone Pl, Galashiels TD1 1DQ 

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lindean-kirk-cauldshiels-loch-and-fort-abbotsford-tickets-361653584607

Two Towers Walk (Buckholm and Torwoodlee)

Walk  to Torwoodlee Tower . Cross the Gala Water to Buckholm Tower. A wonderful opportunity to walk through Torwoodlee and Buckholm Estates one of the oldest landholdings in the Galashiels area. 

Check in - 10.00 Start time - 10.30, Distance - 9 miles, approx time - 5 1/2 hours, ascent 300 metres, grading - MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

Start and end of walk - Focus Community Centre, Livingstone Pl, Galashiels TD1 1DQ

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/two-towers-walk-buckholm-and-torwoodlee-tickets-361660415037

William Law Circular

Starting with a steady climb out of town, this circular walk crosses farmland towards the grave site of the legendary local worthy, Dobie. We then continue over moorland to the reach the summit Trig Point and Huge Bells Cairn. Enjoy the views over the Gala Water Valley on the return route by Ladhope.

Check in time - 10.00, Start time - 10.30, Distance - 9 miles, ascent 400 metres, approx time - 5 hours, grading - MODERATE to STRENUOUS

Start and end of walk - Focus Community Centre, Livingstone Pl, Galashiels TD1 1DQ

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/william-law-circular-tickets-361659642727

Melrose to Bowden Circular

From the Abbey Car park we will climb to the saddle of the Eildon Hills thendescend to the village of Bowden. From Bowden we will proceed to Rhymers Stone then return to Melrose via the Tweed. Mostly good paths and tracks across open country. Excellent views of hills and surrounding countryside

Check in 10.10, Start time - 10.30, Distance - 8 miles, approx time - 5 hours, ascent 425 metres, grading - MODERATE

Start and end of walk - Abbey Car Park, Buccleuch Street, Melrose  TD6 9GL  

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melrose-to-bowden-circular-tickets-361662019837

Galashiels Town Trail

A stroll around the Galashiels Town Trail Hear about the towns history and historic buildings.  Including The Reiver, Gala Aisle and Tea Street.

Check in - 13.30, Start time - 14.00, Distance - 3 miles, approx time - 2 hours, grading - EASY

Start and end of walk - Focus Community Centre, Livingstone Pl, Galashiels TD1 1DQ

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/galashiels-town-trail-tickets-361665169257

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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