By Robin Howie
Beneficiant along with his support and suggestion to different walkers, this choice of shorter, decrease point walks will entice households and people much less definite of venturing to the excessive tops. This key advisor has the entire vital good points that might maximise your delight in the walks.
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The weather was glorious. The early morning cloud in the Tweed valley soon lifted and we had superb views of the Hydro. With time constraints and levels of fitness, Dun Rig was always going to be too distant, but apart from poor Ashley who missed the departure, we got as far as Kirkhope Law. More importantly, all enjoyed their short outing before the rigours of the ceilidh that evening. 27 100 SCOTSMAN WALKS 16 Hundleshope Heights FACTFILE Map Ordnance Survey map 73, Peebles, Galashiels & Selkirk Distance 7 miles Height 500m Terrain estate road, then track most of the way Start point southeast end of Springhill Road, Peebles, map ref 259392 Time 3 to 4 hours Nearest town Peebles Recommended refreshment spot Osso Restaurant, Innerleithen Road, Peebles In September I described a walk from Peebles to Dun Rig, the highest summit at 744m in an area of rolling hills bisected by Glensax Burn.
Yes, it rained later on, which only confirmed that the Mountain Lamb needed a new anorak, so it was shopping in Peebles afterwards. The new Borders route is The John Buchan Way, which goes from Peebles to Broughton – a distance of some 13 miles. It was opened in 2003 and named after the author John Buchan (1875–1940) who had many associations with the area. The cynic might say that this is just another tourist marketing ploy, trading on the back of a well-known name. Maybe so, but the walk does seem to be well devised and interesting.
The hostel is at Yarrowford on the north side of the Yarrow Water, by the A708 some four miles west of Selkirk. Well, Tuesday has come and gone and for the invited guests it was a wonderful day out, walking along the Minchmoor Road from Traquair to the hostel, exactly the same route as at that opening in 1931. I was delighted to be invited because Broadmeadows was my very first hostel and my personal trip down Memory Lane recalled that visit which was (subject to a few months) exactly 50 years ago.