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Melrose to St Boswells

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A steep climb leads up to fantasic views of the countryside, once reaching the saddle, the descent takes you to your destination of St Boswells.
Distance 11 km
3:05 h
245 m
246 m
The day starts with a steep climb of the Eildon Hills which is rewarded by fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. You may also choose to climb from the saddle to the summit at 422m if you are feeling energetic. From the saddle the way drops steadily through Bowden and then along Bowden Burn to Newton St Boswells, which has refreshments available. Shortly after leaving the town you re-join the River Tweed and follow it to St Boswells. If you are staying in St Boswells, Dryburgh Abbey makes for a very pleasant side trip.
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Callum Broad
Update: August 28, 2019
Highest point
316 m
Lowest point
70 m

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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSSCW1

WSSSCW2

WSSSCW3

WSSSCW4

Start

Melrose Abbey (90 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NT 54788 34158
DD
55.598933, -2.719050
DMS
55°35'56.2"N 2°43'08.6"W
UTM
30U 517703 6161479
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Destination

St Boswells

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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 54788 34158
DD
55.598933, -2.719050
DMS
55°35'56.2"N 2°43'08.6"W
UTM
30U 517703 6161479
w3w 
///flukes.shapeless.raves
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Rating

4.7
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Ann Mattson
September 10, 2021 · Community
Melrose from Eildon hills
Photo: Ann Mattson, Community
Rod Anderson
July 22, 2019 · Community
Difficult climb up into the hills! Beautiful hike along the Tweed. What a wonderful river!
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Melrose from Eildon hills
Friday, 14 September 2018 10:48:34
Friday, 14 September 2018 10:48:51

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Distance
11 km
Duration
3:05 h
Ascent
245 m
Descent
246 m

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