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Guide de randonnée Walking in the Scottish Borders - Cicerone

Guide présentant des promenades de 45 jours et un itinéraire longue distance dans les Scottish Borders. Les promenades d'une journée couvrent cinq domaines: les Cheviots, Tweeddale, Ettrick Hills, Moffat Hills et Manor Hills. Les promenades sont un mélange d'itinéraires de haut et de bas niveau et peuvent être entièrement personnalisées à l'aide de plusieurs variantes.

EAN13 : 9781786310118

  • Editeur/Collection : Cicerone/British Walking
  • Destination : Ecosse
  • Activité : Randonnée
  • Date d'édition : aou-2020
  • Nombre de pages : 256
  • Format/qualité : broché
  • Langue : anglais
  • Dimensions : 11.6cm x 17.2cm x 1.5cm

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This guidebook provides 45 day walks in the Scottish Borders. Separated into six sections, these walks are divided between the north and south Cheviots, Tweed, Ettrick, Moffat and Manor hills and feature main centres including Wooler, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles and Moffat. The guide's seventh section outlines long distance routes, including a walk along the Border from Gretna to Berwick-on-Tweed.

The Scottish Borders are rich in both history and geology. These walks explore many historical sites, from Iron Age forts on hillsides to bastles and towers dating from the Border Reivers era. The stunning and varied scenery is a result of complex geological processes; a visit to Dobb's Linn showcases preserved fossils, while the coastline at St Abbs Head features iconic folded rock formations which are home to a myriad of birds including guillemots.

Each walk features 1:50,000 OS mapping, comprehensive route description and plenty of information about points of interest along the route. The walks are graded and can be easily customised with alternative start points, route variants and shortcuts. The guide's introduction offers plenty of practical information about how to get there and where to stay, while the appendices list useful contacts and tourist information centres.

Seasons

Year-round. For hillwalking, the best times of all are April-June and September. Winter hillwalking under snow can be arduous, but very rewarding in good conditions and if correctly prepared and equipped.

Centres

Wooler, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles, Moffat

Difficulty

Walks range from easy low-level walks, through smaller hills, to moderately challenging grassy hills at 600-750m (200-2500ft). Walks are graded to aid planning.

Must See

The Cheviot and its Hen Hole; Hart Fell and its Beeftub; White Coomb and its Grey Mare's Tail waterfall; River Tweed; bird-infested cliffs at St Abbs; ruined abbeys; Eildon Hills; St Mary's Loch; Reiving-era towers and bastles
Contents

Introduction
The borders of the Borders
Land of ballads
Geology of the Scottish Borders
Wildlife
When to walk
Getting there
Getting around
Accommodation
Maps
Access
Safety in the hills
Using this guide
1: The Cheviots (south)
Walk 1 Shillhope Law from Alwinton
Walk 2 Windy Gyle
Walk 3 Linhope Spout
Walk 4 Ingram hillforts
Walk 5 A Hedgehope Horseshoe to The Cheviot
2: The Cheviots (north)
Walk 6 Akeld to Humbleton Hill
Walk 7 The Cheviot: Hen Hole and Bizzle Hole
Walk 8 Newton Tors
Walk 9 Yeavering Bell
Walk 10 Forts for the day: Great Hetha and Ring Chesters
Walk 11 Yetholm to The Schil
Walk 12 Staerough Hill
Walk 13 Grubbit Law and Wideopen Hill
Walk 14 Dere Street to Chew Green
3: The Tweed
Walk 15 Ford to Roughting Linn
Walk 16 Horncliffe to Norham
Walk 17 St Abb’s Head
Walk 18 Kelso and River Teviot
Walk 19 Roxburgh village and viaduct
Walk 20 Rubers Law
Walk 21 Waterloo Monument
Walk 22 Dryburgh Abbey and the Tweed
Walk 23 Tweed and Eildon
Walk 24 A Melrose Ramble
4: Yarrow and Ettrick
Walk 25 Bowhill: Duchess Drive
Walk 26 Ettrickbridge and Dryhope Tower
Walk 27 Broadmeadows to the Minchmoor Road
Walk 28 Yarrow to Glengaber Hill
Walk 29 St Mary’s Loch
Walk 30 Loch of the Lowes and Peniestone Knowe
Walk 31 Bodesbeck Law
Walk 32 Ettrick Head Horseshoe
Walk 33 Selcoth Burn and Potburn Hass
Walk 34 Croft Head and Capel Fell
5: Moffat Hills
Walk 35 Loch Skeen and White Coomb
Walk 36 Dob’s Linn to Loch Skeen
Walk 37 Hart Fell
Walk 38 Devil’s Beef Tub
Walk 39 Devil’s Beef Tub from Moffat
Walk 40 Gameshope circuit
6: Manor Hills
Walk 41 Traquair: the Raxed Thrapple
Walk 42 Dun Rig and Glen Sax
Walk 43 Cademuir Hill and the Tweed
Walk 44 Pykestone Hill from Drumelzier
Walk 45 Broad Law
7: Longer walks and expeditions
Walk 46 Walking the Border: Gretna to Berwick
Other long routes
St Cuthbert’s Way
Moffat to Peebles
Wooler to Carter Bar
Borders Abbeys Way
Southern Upland Way (east)
Berwickshire Coastal Path
John Buchan Way
Cross Borders Drove Road
Annandale Way

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Important information and facilities by area

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