Your walk will take you along riverside paths and ancient roads through classic Scottish Borders scenery.
Walk through the rolling scenery of the Scottish Borders which offers a touch of Roman history. Leaving St Boswells you follow the River Tweed once more before diverting away from it just before the hamlet of Maxton. After a short section of minor road you then join Dere Street, an ancient Roman Road before reaching your destination.
Rest stopsWoodside Gardens
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre
If there are any stretches of road walking and if there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is that you walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.
There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock. Be vigilant and respectful of all animals.
Tips and hints
This route is used in the following itineraries:
We recommend sturdy waterproof boots or shoes with ankle support that are well broken in at all times of the season – steep steps, exposed roots and (if wet) slippery rocks can pose a risk.
Along with your usual kit for a day walking in the elements make sure you pack an extra layer, a full set of waterproof and windproof layers along with a hat, gloves and neck scarf (e.g. a Buff) in case the weather closes in. Suncream and midge repellent spray is also a good idea for the summer months!
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