The 21st Festival, a week long celebration of walking and the Borders countryside will be hosted by Galashiels from 6th to 12th September

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Gala Water shall not hold me –
Tho’ its mem’ries fair enfold me –
Nor many-gabled Abbotsford, so stately and so still;
For I’ll hasten to the vision
Of a valley fair, Elysian,
And gaze on Scotland’s Eden from the spur of Gala Hill.

Excerpt from The Borderland by Roger Quin. Read the full poem and a small selection of others here

The Festival attracts walkers from far and near, for the week, a weekend or just a day.

Walks and social events are being planned just now and details will soon appear here.

Galashiels is one of the largest towns in the Scottish Borders with excellent travel and retail facilities but it maintains its rural character couched below the hills and woodlands of the Gala Water valley. You can find out much more about Galashiels and the surrounding area here and see more pictures of our area here.

 SESTRAN CMYK LOGO SEStran is proud to support the Scottish Borders Walking Festival once again in 2015. Read more here.

In 2016 the hosts will be Coldstream.

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