Walking Support are also able to provide a complete package for walkers that includes accommodation and luggage transfer, this station starting point offering a new variety of package options which may help to balance out the walking distances.
For details on Walking Support's Border Abbeys Way packages click on this link.
For information on the train timetable click on this link.
New Look Website
July 2015 sees this popular walking route website revised for a third time. We have revised the navigation so that the button titles are clearer and updated some of the content to bring more knowledge and information to the prospective walker. This website is the only complete route website that provides detail on all of the way and offers the walker information and interest when planning and booking a walking trip on this route.
The revised website still has all the content of its predecessors and has also hopefully updated links and information that has changed over the years. As webmasters for this portal website we are always happy to receive your comments, corrections and views on the website and you can do this by acccessing our on-line Website Quetionnaire.
Marie Curie 10K Daffodil Walk - 7th April 2013
For the second year running there is going to be a 10K charity walk added to the annual Melrose "Field of Hope" event. This 10k event starts form the Borders General Hospital and quickly picks up a section of the Borders Abbeys Way. It then continues on the Way until it reaches Melrose and then concludes by coming along the Daffodil "Field of Hope" path back to the Borders General Hospital.
Registration to take part in this event can be done by following this link.
This complete route has been waymarked and should be easy to follow. We do however recommend that those walking do so with the correct set of Ordnance Survey maps. To assist the walker Walking Support / I-Net Support (webmasters) have prepared a comprehensive directional document detailing all the junctions where decisions have to be made on how to proceed. This directional instruction has a nominal charge of £3.99. It can be sent to you by e-mail attachment and is in the form of a Word Document in table format. All the key junction points are identified by grid reference number and instuctions of what to do at all points given.
Simply click on the Buy Now button and once on line payment has been confirmed Walking Support will send you an e-mail with the Grid Reference Table attached.
If you are using Walking Support to book your accommodation or for baggage transfer there is no need for the dates or accommodation details, simply your name and address.
Once we have this information we will post out the certificate/s to your home address. During the height of the season this may take several weeks to arrive.
Dunion Hill Wind Farm
The refusal of the planning application for this windfarm has been upheld by the Public Enquiry held before the Reporter in Jedburgh Town Hall in early 2009. This means that the images shown below will never happen, the Dunion hill will remain free of wind turbines.
The proximity of the Borders Abbey Way to the proposed turbines did have a part to play in the Reporters overall conclusions and decision and the use of data from this websites questionnaire to walkers was very useful.
Although this wind farm has been stopped, walkers on other routes in the Scottish Borders and across Scotland are likely to encounter many more locations where windfarms may be directly built on the line of the walking route or very close by. If such proposals are to be fairly assessed by the planning procedures we would still encourage outdoor enthusiasts to spend some time in responding to our still open wind farm survey. The more data we have, be it for or against these renewable sources, the better we can respond to the applications with quantitative data. To respond use the link on the Walking Support website where we have a questionnaire on this subject.
Finally you may want to link to the Dunion Hill Conservation website that has much more information on the outcome of the Dunion Hill Wind farm application and recent Public Enquiry.
Watch this space for information on forthcoming photographic competitions etc.
Walkers' News Items
The following comments were received and we have concluded that they are worth repeating as they are the views of a totally independent person who has had no prior connection with the walk of the area.
To whom it may concern,
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