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St Boswells to Harestanes

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  • River Tweed
    River Tweed
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Your walk will take you along riverside paths and ancient roads through classic Scottish Borders scenery. 

easy
Distance 13.6 km
4:00 h
120 m
136 m
170 m
63 m

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.

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Macs Adventure
Update: July 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
170 m
Lowest point
63 m

Track types

Road 12.06%Unknown 87.93%
Road
1.6 km
Unknown
11.9 km
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Rest stops

Woodside Gardens
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Safety information

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:

WSSSCW1

WSSSCW2

WSSSCW3

WSSSCW4

Start

St Boswells (90 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NT 59392 31039
DD
55.571315, -2.645528
DMS
55°34'16.7"N 2°38'43.9"W
UTM
30U 522351 6158426
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Destination

Harestanes

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NT 59392 31039
DD
55.571315, -2.645528
DMS
55°34'16.7"N 2°38'43.9"W
UTM
30U 522351 6158426
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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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Rating

4.2
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Ann Mattson
September 13, 2021 · Community
Ah the Tweed!
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Tweed
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Alison Chevillard
June 05, 2021 · Community
Hilly start - variety of scenery- very enjoyable
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Saturday, 5 June 2021, 4:26 pm
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Saturday, 5 June 2021, 4:27 pm
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Mary Anne Yeldham
August 10, 2019 · Community
Very boggy and slippery - lots of stinging nettles to negotiate as well
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
136 m
Highest point
170 m
Lowest point
63 m

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