Friday 9th September 2022

Gala Alps  

By a country mile this is the longest and most demanding walk of the festival. Take in the major hills that surround Galashiels – known to some as 'The Gala Alps'

Check in 08.00, Walk departs - 08.30, Distance - 22 miles, approx time - 10 hours, ascent 980 metres, grading - VERY STRENUOUS

Start and end of walk - Focus Centre Livingston Place Galashiels TD1 1DQ

Cost - £13

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gala-alps-tickets-361731096447

Glenkinnon Williamhope and Yair   

A circular walk with lots of wild flowers and birds to see.From Glenkinnon Burn walk uphill on the historic route to Williamhope and on to Broomy Law. Views from the hilltops then descend to Yair and return to Glenkinnon Burn. 

Check in 09.40, Walk departs - 10.00, Distance - 9 miles, approx time - 5 hours, ascent 400 metres, grading - MODERATE/STRENUOUS

Start and end of walk - Glenkinnon Burn parking area  TD1 3LH NT436439

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glenkinnon-williamhope-and-yair-tickets-361742951907

 

Wallace statue and Tweed

Follow St Cuthberts Way and Borders Abbeys Way to Wallace statue and continue by the Tweed  to Mertoun Bridge. Return via the Crystal Well and Mule Gang and St Boswells for a varied walk with history and riverside wildlife en route. 

Check in 09.40, Walk departs - 10.00, Distance - 8 miles, approx time - 5 hours, ascent 300 metres, grading - MODERATE

Start and end of walk - Newtown St Boswells Car park opposte toilets TD6 0RS

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wallace-statue-and-tweed-tickets-361755740157

 

Stow Heritage

Exploring the medieval heritage of Stow. Learn about the historic sites you visit along the walk, including St Mary`s Well. Terrain: pavement, grass paths and fields. Walk will end at Stow Archive, Stow Town Hall. 

Check in 13.40, Walk departs - 14.00, Distance - 2 1/2 miles, approx time - 2 1/2 hours, grading - EASY

Start and end of walk - Stow Station House at Railway station, STOW TD1 2SH

Cost - £8

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stow-heritage-tickets-361768598617

Friday Walk it  walk 

Join  a Walk It walk on Friday Contact details on Walk It web page www.scotborders.gov.uk/WalkIt  Friday walk will include a Clovenfords//Galashiels walk 

Cost - FREE

Melrose Town walk   

Walk with Trimontium Trust guides to learn the story of this famous Abbey town, nestling beneath the iconic Eildon Hills . Learn about the town's medieval past, turbulent times, famous residents and visit local landmarks, including the Greenyards - the famous home ground of the Rugby Sevens Scottish Borders Walking Festival-  Adult booking only. Accompanied childrens places are  free of charge 

Check in 12.50, Walk departs - 13.00, Distance - 3 miles, approx time - 2 1/2 hours, grading - EASY

Start and end of walk - Trimontium Museum, Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PN

Cost - £5

Link to tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melrose-town-walk-tickets-361769360897