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Scottish National Trail - Melrose to Traquair

Scottish National Trail - Melrose to Traquair


Postby andrewl7642 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:48 pm

Route description: Melrose to Traquair

Date walked: 08/06/2018

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 29 km

Ascent: 832m

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After a short stretch along the beautiful River Tweed, the trail takes a complex path on the valley slopes above Galashiels. After climbing over an intervening hiil, there is a scenic ridge walk through forests and over high moorland hills to Traquair.



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Melrose to Traquair


Please watch the video for a guided tour of the trail.

I cover the next 18 miles between the Eildon Hills, above Melrose and Minch Moor, above Traquair, making some new sheepish friends along the way. I re-supply at Melrose and Galashiels and pass through Tweedbank before the big climb towards Minch Moor where I set up camp at a familiar spot on the Southern Upland Way.

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