walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Scottish National Trail - Harestanes to Melrose

Scottish National Trail - Harestanes to Melrose


Postby andrewl7642 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:26 pm

Route description: Harestanes to Melrose

Date walked: 07/06/2018

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 23.75 km

Ascent: 408m

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

The second stage of the Scottish National Trail follows the line of Dere Street - an old Roman Road - for many miles before passing through two villages separated by a strech along the mighty River Tweed. LThe route then climbs over the distinctive Eildon Hills before descending to the stunning Abbey and stone buildings of Melrose. This stage - like the first - follows the cross markers of St Cuthbert's Way throughout.



our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts




Please watch the video for my guide to the route

I cover approx 15 miles of the trail between my camp spot near Harestanes and my next camp spot on the Eildon Hills above Melrose. I pass through Newton St Boswells en-route where I stop for supplies.

Next : Melrose to Traquair
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=83115

Previous: Kirk Yetholm to Harestanes
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=83091
andrewl7642
Scrambler
 
Posts: 213
Munros:16   Corbetts:4
Grahams:1   
Sub 2000:6   
Joined: Mar 17, 2013
Location: Aberdeen

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bryn, Marigold, Mtbking and 58 guests