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The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)


Postby RadMan » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:46 pm

Route description: Eildon Hills, from Melrose

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

Date walked: 24/10/2010

Time taken: 1.45 hours

Distance: 5.4 km

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Weather: Clear and sunny with a chilly wind blowing on the tops.
Hills Climbed: Eildon Mid Hill, Eildon North HIll and Eildon Wester Hill.

Being a nice sunny clear Sunday i decided to walk some some of my local hills and as i hadn't been out in a while i thought i better stretch my legs in preperation for this weekends walkhighland meet up at Glencoe. The aches and pains from the previous days game of rugby where needing nurtured and not tortured but never mind as i thought a wee hike would do me some good. So i manged to climb all 3 of the Eildons in no time at all, with most of the time spent at the tops taking photos and i was really surprised at just how much of the Scottish Borders can be seen on a clear day. After having such a grand day on my local hills i think i shall have to walk some more of them! :D

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View Of Eildon Mid Hill From The Start Of The Walk

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Start Of The Track

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View Back To The Start

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Summit Of Eildon Mid Hill

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Melrose And Galashiels

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St Boswells And The Cheviots

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Onwards To Eildon North Hill

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Eildon Mid Hill

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Black Hill Near Earlston

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Summit View From The Old Fort On North Hill

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Saving The Wee One Till Last!

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Ruberslaw With The Minto Hills On The Right

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South View

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Re: The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:47 pm

Strangely, I've not been up these yet. Reckon it will make a good winter excursion :) .

RadMan wrote:aches and pains from the previous days game of rugby


Good to see you are living up to the regional stereotype :lol: .
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Re: The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:17 am

I think those were my mother's favourite Scottish hills when she could still get out walking
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Re: The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

Postby rambler » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Haven't seen a report on these hills before, I looked at doing them earlier this year but it was too windy on the day. They are definitely back on by 'to do' list after seeing your views. Thanks for that. :D
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Re: The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

Postby Jockstar » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:09 am

I've played a lot of golf in this area but never done any walks. This might change my mind especially with winter on the way. Delightful country and there are some great pubs ! :) Thanks for bringing it to my attention !
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Re: The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

Postby RadMan » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:46 pm

Cheers folks, glad to see my report has raised 'hill awareness' down here in the borders. :lol:


LeithySuburbs wrote:Good to see you are living up to the regional stereotype :lol: .


Yeah nothing but rugby mad in these border towns, maybe its because i used to deliver the late Bill McClarens newspaper or that i had a uncle who played for scotland. Theres no escaping it! :wtf:
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Re: The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:36 pm

RadMan wrote:i had a uncle who played for scotland.


Hmm, that's got me thinking... If you are 24, then your uncle must be roughly 50. The first rugby match I ever attended was at Murrayfield on March 17, 1990 :D . It's all been downhill since then :lol: . Was he that vintage or circa 1984?
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Re: The Rolling Hills Of The Borders (Eildons)

Postby RadMan » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:14 am

Maybe i should have said great uncle. :lol:

He is the great Billy Hunter who was capped 7 times for Scotland playing second row in the late 60's.

Im guessing you were'nt at that game between Scotland v England in 1967 lol! :think:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/article992526.ece
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