Walking the Scottish border by Bob Langley

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Published by Hale in London .

Written in English

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  • Borders Region (Scotland)


  • Langley, Bob.,
  • Borders Region (Scotland) -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementRobert Langley.
LC ClassificationsDA880.B72 L34 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4942787M
ISBN 100709153007
LC Control Number76370293

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Think of the Scottish Borders and think of big spaces: heather-clad rolling hills, hundreds of square miles of forests and woodland, lochs and rivers. The area is criss-crossed by a multitude of paths and fantastic long distance routes.

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Walking the Scottish border: Bob Langley: : Books Skip to main content5/5(1). The Scottish Borders cover a vast area, stretching from the east coast to rural Dumfriesshire and from the more populous Lothians to the border with England.

Although there are no very high mountains, the Borders have always attracted walkers keen to explore the quiet moorlands, rolling hills, ancient woodland and rugged coast, as well as the romantic ruins of abbeys and castles, /5(15).

Visit the gentle heather clad hills of the Scottish Borders for the perfect mix of dramatic scenery, colorful history, and age old traditions. This Walk follows the river Tweed, weaving a tale of lords and kings, of military conquests and uprisings, of literary masterpieces by the likes of Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan, and finally, of life.

This guidebook provides 45 day walks in the Scottish Borders. Separated into six sections, these walks are divided between the north and south Cheviots, Tweed, Ettrick, Moffat and Manor hills and feature main centres including Wooler, Kelso, Melrose, Peeb.

Walking the Scottish Border is a delightful and enlightening tale of an area filled with a fascinating history and interesting people.

Not many of us would do this walk, but we can learn much about the area from Langley's book. I know the Borders well, but Walking gave me an insight into the people and the history that I had not s: 2. A lthough this book is pegged to a particular political and historic event Crofton decided to walk the length of the English/Scottish border, from.

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This book is a combination of describing a journey along the scottish-english border by foot, and a history of the border. It's written in an engaging style. I can emphasise with Ian's description of the tough walking conditions, having walked in the borders region many times myself/5.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations ; 22 cm. The Scottish Borders has history and beauty in abundance and we feel that, by far, the best way to experience them is to walk past and through them.

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Away from the crowds, the Scottish Borders offer a wide variety of walking, from gentle riverbanks to wild moorland above the m mark. Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull follows seven historic wanderers. The literature of Sir Walter Scott, a Borders man, is steeped in them.

It was he who, almost single- handedly, invented Scotland’s modern image, which depends not on the softer scenery of the Borders, but on lofty mountains, clan chiefs, skirling bagpipes and kilts. In fact, there are, strictly speaking, no clans in the Scottish Borders. With its gently undulating hillsides and tranquil valleys, the Scottish Borders is a place of captivating natural beauty.

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As a keen photographer, I always have my camera on hand with me as there is such a range of landscapes to photograph in the Borders, and of course wildlife too. Walking trails in the Borders. So here’s my top 5 walking guides on the walks you can take around the Scottish Borders and into Northumbria, Dumfries & Galloway and a bit of East Lothian.

Gear up for one of the longer walks, a town trail or a walk to a folly (of which we have a few in the Borders), but most of all get out in the fresh air and just walk.

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If you're looking for the best trails around Innerleithen, Melrose or Peebles, we've got you covered. The Anglo-Scottish border runs for 96 miles ( km) between Marshall Meadows Bay on the east coast and the Solway Firth in the west. The Firth of Forth was the border between the Picto-Gaelic Kingdom of Alba and the Anglian Kingdom of Northumbria in the early 10th century.

It became the first Anglo-Scottish border with the annexation of Northumbria by Anglo-Saxon England in the mid 10th century. A PEEBLES family are making the Proclaimers’ smash hit a reality by walking miles.

The McGrath clan are ‘gonna be’ clocking up the miles this month for a brave girl who was born with a potentially fatal condition.

Sandra McGrath said: “Collectively we aim to walk miles between 1st. Kelso to Jedburgh: Walk southwest across the original stone bridge over the River Tweed, out of town onto the banks of the River Teviot, and along former railway tracks to an uphill stretch of Dere Street, before descending into Jedburgh.

An easy walk between two historic Borders. Now it's time to head south. I cross the exhilarating border crossing of Carter Bar — 1,ft-high, big skies, bog, little else — and head for the Otterburn Ranges. Pushing up hard against the Scottish border, Otterburn is England's Empty Quarter, a region of staggering isolation, home to ravens, peregrine falcons and the British army.Walking the Border: A Journey Between Scotland and England, Ian Crofton In this book Ian Crofton makes a journey on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the crowns in .

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