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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    extensive Roman camps at Chew Green thence southeast by Outer Golden Pot now as a road to Featherwood and then down a straight 5km south to Bremenium camps and Rochester on the A68 which largely heads south along the continuing line of Dere Street The Roman Road can be reached at Tow Ford by road from Hownam From Chew Green southward the road lies within an MOD artillery range for that reason an enquiry about live firing dates and times is advisable Going north from the bridge over the Jed Water at Jedfoot on the A698 follow the waymarked link through Monteviot House to the B6400 on the north side of the River Teviot There from NT647250 a section of Dere Street runs north to the Eildon Hills It is now signposted St Cuthbert s Way and it runs northwest for 6km to Forest Lodge on the A68 road From here if wished St Cuthbert s Way can be followed to Melrose via Newtown St Boswells and the Eildon Hills OS Landranger 74 Kelso Coldstream 80 Cheviot Hills Kielder Water Heritage Information Dere Street was the main Roman road into Scotland in use on and off by the Romans between AD78 and AD211 it ran from York to the Forth and has been traced to Dalkeith It is likely that the Romans followed existing pathways at least to some extent when building their roads and settlement patterns of Britons previous to the Roman occupation reveal a number of forts and settlements in the area Dere Street crosses both the Teviot and the Tweed which would have been relatively easily to ford in the summer months but may have required the use of ferries or indeed bridges although no above ground trace of bridges exist today The major Roman fort on

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    a forest plantation on the right hand side to reach a waymarker at NT268293 Then in 100m enter the forest by a fire break and follow the waymarked route down SE to a T junction turning south to join a forest road exiting at Douglas Burn west of Blackhouse From there the drove road strikes south west over the hill to Dryhope at the foot of St Mary s Loch Part of the Gypsy Glen Drove Road is used by the South Of Scotland Countryside Trails SoSCT network their variant is reportedly more easily accessible than the route described here it runs from Peebles to Traquair in order to pick up the Minchmoor Track Additionally to the north west of Peebles this old drove road links up with the Cauldstane Slap and Cross Borders Drove Road OS Landranger 73 Peebles Galashiels surrounding area Heritage Information This was an old drove road that was noted down as such by the Ordnance Survey in the 19th century presumably when it was still in use For the first couple of miles out of Peebles the road is bounded by dry stane dykes These were called raiks and were used to keep the cattle together particularly useful if a drover was approaching a settlement Gypsy Glen which lies near the start of the route was a traditional camping site used by Travelling people This suggests that the route may also have been used by travellers who formed an integral part of the local economy having invaluable skills that the settled population needed Peebles was an important stopping place on the drove routes south It is reported by Haldane s Drove Roads of Scotland that although the drovers had to pay customs duty they had in return the right of grazing their beasts on a

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    Tower NT 083 036 Geographical area Dumfries and Galloway Path Type Roman Road Path distance 34km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Unfortunately we have no survey of the whole of this route We would be very grateful if anyone could provide us with one particularly as there should be another 15 kilometres of Roman road potentially accessible south of this By following the OS maps

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    the river to go over the hill to Raeburnfoot Roman fort on the left From there go up the Rae Burn for 2km and at map ref 267 007 leave the forest road and go uphill NE on forest rides where there is some evidence of the Roman road to cross another forest road at map ref 278 024 The Roman Road is then close to and intersects other forest rides and careful map work is required here to avoid following the wrong ride Continue over Craik Muir and Lamblair Knowe to Craik Cross Hill 449m the highest point on the route This part is through the extensive Eskdalemuir and Craik Forests where notices are displayed denoting sites of historical interest OS Landranger 79 Hawick Eskdale area Heritage Information This is said to be an excellent feat of engineering by the Romans as there are lengthy cuttings and terraces where the bedrock has been exposed and used as the road surface There are also sections of holloway where extensive use has worn the surface of the road down so that it is now several metres below the surface of the surrounding land This is quite common on very old roads

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    Search Route Description This path starts at a small car park that is just south and up the hill from Strathkinness It has been reported to us as being very accessible and well surfaced for about half a kilometre to the west However the Fieldfare Trust s Phototrails website may provide more useful detail about its accessibility updates are always welcome OS Landranger 59 St Andrews Kirkcaldy Glenrothes Heritage Information This route is known as the Bishop s Road because on 3rd May 1679 James Sharp Archbishop of St Andrews was being driven along it when he was murdered by a group of Covenanters Later that same year Magus Muir saw the execution of five Covenanters in effect as retribution as none of them were involved in the assasination of Sharp Both a memorial to the Archbishop and the graves of the five martyred Covenanters lie shortly to the north of the Bishop s Road The grave of one of the party of assassins is actually located less than 1km to the south of the Bishop s Road at Claremont NO458146 Both Roy s 1750 Military Map and Ainslie s 1790 map show the original Bishop s Road in full

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    Back to Search Route Description The route goes from Minnigaff to Kirkland and in a further 1km north east where the modern road turns left at NX424673 a section of the old road goes for 3km to meet a forestry road which continues north east by Loch of the Lowes to Black Loch Next comes an open section then go by forest road not quite on the old road to Clatteringshaws Opposite the visitor centre the start point is obvious but one is soon faced by forest with no clear route A bit of exploration reveals a more open section with perhaps a very vague route just discernable Once into the larches the route is apparent and more pleasant to follow to the quarry Beyond the quarry it is more difficult again After crossing the A712 the old road can be picked up again at NX570772 and followed east as a forest road to the boundary wall Beyond the wall there is a long section over open ground where a route may be visible here and there but it is hard going and roughly parallels the A712 which is never more than 200m to the south OS Landranger 77 Dalmellington

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    From Struthers to Muirhead the road has at one time lost one of its boundaries and so simply follows the field boundary Nevertheless it s an interesting walk and every so often the likely remains of the road boundary crop up as field boundaries abutting the one being followed and so effectively obstruct the way forward Careful climbing takes the adventurous over these and Muirhead is eventually reached The road met with the road from Cupar at Muirhead and continued south and is still used by farm vehicles but is well overgrown with gorse at the end OS Landranger 59 St Andrews Kirkcaldy Glenrothes Heritage Information This fairly small path originally linked Ceres with Kennoway and was part of the old road to St Andrews although it is now no longer accessible much further south than Muirhead You can however pick up bits of it to the east of Ceres where a tiny part of it is located south of Strathkinness and is called the Bishop s Road That path is known as the Bishop s Road because Archbishop Sharp of St Andrews was murdered there while thundering along in 1679 by a group of Covenanters This therefore means that Archbishop Sharp travelled along the Waterless Road on that fateful day and local legend says that he stopped a while in Ceres to share a pipe with the local minister Depictions of Archbishop Sharp made very shortly after his death show him in a carriage being pulled by eight horses so the road must have been of a very good quality in its day The Waterless Road like most very old roads follows a ridge as that is where the least boggy land was and is so named because there is a clear lack of water for any travellers or

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    A few steps along this road to the right west at a ScotWays waymarker disc on a wooden post the path continues still gently uphill for a further 300m to arrive at Scotstarvit Tower and Farm where there is a further ScotWays disc The next section to the south now a tractor track and leading past the farm and some cottages is festooned with notices instructions 10 mph Beware children animals vehicles three Private No Entry signs two notices re keeping off the grass verge two notices re keeping dogs on leads past the buildings all users to keep to 4mph and cyclists to give way to farm vehicles Once past the buildings the tractor track defined by walls fences and with woods then fields adjacent continues straightforwardly for a further kilometre down to Chance Inn At the first houses the surface becomes tarred and the route meets the public road at the right angled bend at NO373103 Once in Chance Inn the road continues along the main road for a short while and then proceeds through quite an intimidating fence Nevertheless this route is a right of way and one of the house owners was very friendly to this surveyor There is nothing left of the surface of the road beyond this point but it follows the field boundary through a small plantation and over a burn till Muirhead OS Landranger 59 St Andrews Kirkcaldy Glenrothes Heritage Information This was the main route north to Cupar from Kennoway and was probably used a lot by people taking the ferry from Lothian It must have been very busy at one time but is now almost guaranteed to be quieter than the top of any Munro It is a shame that the section south of Chance Inn is so quiet as

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