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Eildons circular (slight variation)

Eildons circular (slight variation)


Postby U059361 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:34 pm

Route description: Eildon Hills, from Melrose

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Eildon Mid Hill

Date walked: 18/04/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 576m

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Participants: Isabel and Joe
Weather: Cloudy with sunny periods.
Route: forest track, footpath, way marked mostly.
Wildlife:
Special Interest: Melrose Abbey, Rhymer's Stone.

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Parked car at car park in centre of town. It is a short walk up to the old station and the road leading to Bowden which goes under the main road to Galashiels. There is a signpost on the right hand side pointing over to a close between two houses on the left hand side and through here the path crosses a burn and then goes up wooden steps 130 or so to countryside and the climb up to the Eildons. The path goes up between fields and climbs to the bealach between North and Mid. We walked up north first.
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View to Mid from North

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View back to North from Mid

From there over to Mid and then down the other side.
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the trig on Mid, with Western beyond

It was out of the wind and we had lunch in the shelter.
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The vew from lunch spot, over Little Hill to Western.

From there over to Wester past the side of Little Hill.
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Mid and North from Western

We then walked down to join the St Cuthbert's Way for a bit tracking back south and through a gate taking hte first left and following a track through the trees. took the next left again and follwoed the track till it broke out of the trees. A rough track across the edge of a field to joinn the Eildon Trail over to Newstead. We walked up the road to view the Rhymer's stone.
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Rhymer's Stone

Down to Newstead and followed signs back to Melrose and past the abbey.
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Melrose Abbey

Had an ice cream before returning to the car park.
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