Today prepare yourself for a strenuous climb rewarded with fantastic views to Yetholm and its surroundings, as you walk into the hamlet of Kirk Yetholm, you'll reach the true halfway point of the Way.
Distance 11 km
A footbridge over the Kale takes you into fields and over the stiles with fine views back over to Morebattle to the Eildons Hills on the horizon.
At this point comes one of the steepest climbs of the whole walk to the top of Wideopen Hill, with more spectacular views towards Yetholm and its loch. Downhill from here takes you into the valley of Bowmont Water and into Kirk Yetholm. Here there are fine thatched cottages, reminders of its origins as a farm township, and it is also home to the north end of the Pennine Way, which starts in Edale in Derbyshire, some 270 miles away.
Update: November 06, 2020
Tips and hints
This route is used in the following itineraries:
Morebattle (96 m)
NT 76932 24924
30U 539977 6152566
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.