Sunday 25th April 2021

Galashiels Town Trail and Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott loved the Scottish Borders area so much he decided that he would live here at Abbotsford. Walking at an easy pace with a guide from Galashiels Walking Festivals we will wind our way around Galashiels visiting sites that connect our Border town with the ‘Wizard of the North’.

Start time - 1000, Distance - 5 miles, approx time - 5 hours, ascent 160 metres, grading - MODERATE

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

Link to tickets - 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/galashiels-and-sir-walter-scott-tickets-138943402457

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meigle Hill, Torwodlee Broch and Tower circular

After climbing Meigle Hill we descend into Clovenfords and make our way to Torwoodlee estate, home of the Pringle family. We will have the chance to explore the 2000 year old broch on the estate before making a stop at the 400 year old Torwoodlee Tower. From here we make our way back to Galashiels.

THIS IS A STRENUOS WALK. YOU SHOULD BE FULLY EQUIPED WITH SUITABLE WALKING GEAR/FOOD/WATER/HOT DRINK AND HAVE A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS.

Start time - 0830, Distance - 12 miles, approx time - 8 hours, ascent 500 metres, grading - STRENUOUS

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

Link to tickets - 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meigle-hill-torwodlee-broch-and-tower-circular-tickets-135841594867?aff=

 

 

Lindean Kirk and Cauldshiels Fort with 'Discover Scottish Borders'

In conjuction with Mark Nicol and 'Discover Scottish Borders' 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

THIS IS A STRENUOS WALK. YOU SHOULD BE FULLY EQUIPED WITH SUITABLE WALKING GEAR/FOOD/WATER/HOT DRINK AND HAVE A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS.

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

Link to tickets - 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lindean-kirk-and-cauldshiels-fort-with-discover-scottish-borders-tickets-134980954669?aff=

 

 

 

Sunderland Hall Estate

Starting under Galafoot Bridge, we 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.

THIS IS A MODERATE WALK. YOU SHOULD BE FULLY EQUIPED WITH SUITABLE WALKING GEAR/FOOD/WATER/HOT DRINK AND HAVE A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS.

Start point - Galafoot Bridge, Carpark under Galafoot Bridge, Galashiels, Scottish Borders - further details at Eventbrite

Start time - 1030, Duration - 9 miles, approx time - 6 hours, ascent 215 metres, grading - MODERATE

Link to tickets - 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunderland-hall-estate-tickets-137420246657?aff=

Galashiels Weekend Walking Festival 2021

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