Walks

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There are 28 walks in the Festival week with several to choose from each day with varying degrees of difficulty and terrains. Some are accessible for wheelchair users.

All walks start and finish at Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels, TD1 1DQ unless otherwise stated

Tickets are priced at £3, £5, £7 or £9 depending on the need for transport and other incidentals. Booking will be through borderevents online or by telephone.

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There will also be evening events to entertain both visiting walkers and local people – click here to see the events

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The Eildon hills from the Roger Quin memorial stone which you will pass on walk 4.4

To see details of each walk and book your place, click on the link

Sunday 6 September

1.1 Oxton to Gala via Girthgate
22km/13.5mls
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1.2 Lauder to Gala
22km/13.5mls
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1.3  Two Towers, Buckholm and Torwoodlee
13km/8mls
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1.4  Eildon to Bowden village
4.03km /2.5mls
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Monday 7 September

2.1 Traquair to Galashiels along the Southern Upland Way
21km/13mls
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2.2 Earlston Black Hill and Circular
14km/8.4mls
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2.3 Buckholm Tower, Ladhope, Langlee Woods. SEStran
7.4km/4.5mls
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2.4 The Waterways of Galashiels town. SEStran
4km/2.5 miles
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Affiliated walk – Old Melrose
3km/2mls
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Tuesday 8 September

3.1 Gala’s Hills
19km/12mls
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3.2 Borders Abbeys Way (Selkirk to Galashiels)
16km/10mls
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3.3 Rhymer’s Glen and Abbotsford
11km/6.75mls
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3.4 Gala Policies Easy Access
2km/1ml
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Wednesday 9 September

4.1 The Three Lochs
16.9km/10.5mls
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4.2 Hollybush Circular. SEStran
9km/5.5mls
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4.3 Neidpath, Yair and Glenkinnon
14km/8.5mls
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4.4 The Saunter of the poet Roger Quin
4km/2.5 miles
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Affiliated walk – Bowhill
6km/4mls
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Thursday 10 September 

5.1 Blackhaugh to Stow over Scroof Hill
14.5km/9mls
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5.2 Torwoodlee Circular, Galashiels
17.5km/11mls
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5.3 Yarrowford and Minchmoor
12km/7.5 mls
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5.4 The Fishermans Walk. SEStran
9km/5.5mls
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Affiliated walk – The Roman Way
6km/4mls
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Friday 11 September

6.1 Ettrick Head Horseshoe
13km/8mls
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6.2 Eildons
14.5km/9mls
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6.3 Stow to Gala
16km/10mls
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6.4 Galashiels to Gunknowe Loch
3km/2mls
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Saturday 12 September

7.1 Craig Douglas to Loch Eddy Circular
16km/10mls
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7.2 Selkirk to Gala via Tibbies and Three Brethren
16km/10mls
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7.3 Philiphaugh Circular and Salmon Leap
7.25km/4.5mls
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7.4 Abbotsford
5km/3.5mls
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