Tuesday 6th September 2022

Philiphaugh to Gala via Three Brethren 

A fine mix of habitats are encountered on this walk, initially passing through the delightful woodlands on Philiphaugh Estate before traversing the open hill on the ascent to the Three Brethren with its stone cairns and fine views. Then descending through Yair Forest and crossing the River Tweed as we follow the Southern Upland Way in to Galashiels.

Check in 09.00, Bus departs - 09.30, return to Focus - 16.00, Distance - 10 miles, approx time - 6 hours, ascent 500 metres, grading - STRENUOUS

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

Cost - £13

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/philiphaugh-to-gala-via-three-brethren-tickets-361681678637

Borders Abbey Way -Selkirk to Gala

Starting at Selkirk High School, we walk up to join Borders Abbeys Way.   Terrain is varied:  minor roads, fields, way-marked paths.   We'll pass Cauldshiels and Faldonside lochs.   After crossing river Tweed, we turn along Boleside and follow  Southern Upland Way to Gala Hill, then down through Scott Park to  the Focus Centre.

Check in 09.00, Bus departs - 09.30, return to Focus - 16.30, Distance - 12 miles, approx time - 6 1/2 hours, grading - MODERATE/STRENUOUS

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

Cost - £13

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/borders-abbey-way-selkirk-to-gala-tickets-361682340617

 

Sunderland Hall Estate

Starting at the Focus Centre we follow the River Gala to the Tweed and then go along Boleside as far as Lindean, and walk through Sunderland Hall estate to cross the A707. A short distance on good forest track brings us down to Yair Bridge where we return along the Tweed to the Old Tweed Bridge and confluence of the Tweed and the Ettrick. We continue to follow the river back to Galafoot.

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

Check in time 09.30, Start time - 10.00, Distance - 9 miles, approx time - 6 hours, ascent 215 metres, grading - MODERATE

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunderland-hall-estate-tickets-361683002597

 

Melrose and Eildon Hill

Walk at a gentle pace from Melrose to Rhymers stone and on to North Hill. Views and wildife to see. Descend to the saddle and return to Melrose steep gradient on Eildon Hill North. 

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

Check in time 09.30, Start time - 10.00, Distance - 4 miles, approx time - 2 1/2 hours, grading - MODERATE

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melrose-and-eildon-hill-tickets-361683784937

 

Gala Policies and Gala Hill

A short  afternoon walk with some climb and rough paths. To Gala Policies woodland,  Gala Hill and Scott Park 

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

Check in time 14.00, Start time - 14.30, Distance - 4 miles, approx time - 1 1/2 hours, , grading - MODERATE

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gala-policies-and-gala-hill-tickets-361684326557

Stow, Darnick, Abbotsford Walk It walks

Join Stow Walk It or Darnick or Abbotsford  or other Walk It walks on Tuesday Contact details on Walk It web page www.scotborders.gov.uk/WalkIt 

Cost - FREE