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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    road which follows Hollows Burn and climbs to the col between Broomyside and Hammer Head On passing through the gate in the March fence NT127393 keep E along the drove road rising slightly to cross the east shoulder of Hammer Head at about 400m The track is indistinct Then drop down to cross the farm road leading north to Stobo Hopehead Leave the farm road SE and cross the Hopehead Burn by a bridge below a conspicuous sheep fank Passing this the drove road climbs SE to a col south of Midhill and descends to Harrowhope ruin whence follow the farm road on the north side of Easton Burn to exit on B712 near Stobo Kirk Turn right along the B712 for 400m then left to cross the Tweed by a bridge and go north east to Easter Dawyck Go east up to the col 400m and down to The Glack on the public road up the Manor Valley From The Glack it is possible to follow the rest of the John Buchan Way into Peebles Take the public road downhill to cross the Manor Water turn south and 1km beyond Cademuir leave the road to go NE over Cademuir

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=261 (2016-02-09)
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    After passing under the pylons at NS957166 with the Clyde only a short distance away on the left climb the fence to gain the obvious grassy Roman Road Throughout its length it is slightly raised or with a ditch in places on the upper right hand side After about 500m the track climbs more steeply is less obvious through some reeds and passes under a line of wooden pylons Beyond a burn on higher ground the track is difficult to find in places until descending to a second burn where it is again obvious Pass behind a sheep pen at a gap in the drystane dyke and after ascending from a small steep glen the route once more is obvious as it slowly descends and approaches the A702 through reeds in an almost straight line Here walking is difficult until the route terminates at the fence opposite a field gate This point is about 250m north of the Glenochar Burn There is parking in Elvanfoot and just north of the Glenochar Burn Additionally about 500m further south beside Glenochar Cottage a carpark provides a starting point for the waymarked Glenochar Bastle and Fermtoun trail which may also be of interest

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=262 (2016-02-09)
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    info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Cross the River Tweed by the bridge to Dawyck Mill and go southeast over the hill by the Dead Wife s Grave From here follow the Thief s Road south to Long Grain Knowe thence south by the west side of Dollar Law Head over the county boundary near Fifescar Knowe to Notman Law Shielhope Head and down to Craigierig Megget

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=263 (2016-02-09)
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    Railway Line Start location Station Road Biggar NT 039 373 End location bridge over Biggar Water Broughton NT 112 360 Geographical area Path Type Railway Track Path distance 7 8km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Suitable for Bikes Suitable for horses Back to Search Route Description This route follows the old railway track parallel to the Biggar Water on its S side which is slightly elevated because of the flooding risk There are signs of use by farm vehicles at the W end but the route is now mainly a grass path There are several metal gates along the route secured by a bolt and spring with extra long upright levers for ease of opening by riders on horseback Nearing the E end the route passes to the S side of the Broughton Brewery complex through old railway sidings rather muddy A better option which is the most used is to take the path to the left immediately before the last gate This crosses the Biggar Water at a footbridge to link with the tarred brewery access road and then the A701 OS Landranger 72 Upper Clyde Valley Heritage Information The old trackbed of the Symington Biggar Broughton Railway This

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=264 (2016-02-09)
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    Lothian and Borders Path Type Medieval Road Trade Route Path distance 18km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Suitable for Bikes Back to Search Route Description Newsflash July 2015 ScotWays recently received funding for a year s project to produce a new map of the Lammermuirs in conjunction with signposting work They d very much appreciate information regarding the accessibility of this old route and the rest of the area s path network Details about the condition of existing signage and where improvements could be made would be especially welcome From Long Yester head south west by Blinkbonny Wood and up to the east shoulder of Lammer Law Continue over Crib Law 509m to Tollishill and by the Kelphope Burn down by the minor road to the Carfraemill Lodge Hotel at the junction of the A68 and A697 roads one and a half km from Oxton This route follows rough vehicle tracks and minor roads with easily openable gates it is cycleable OS Landranger 66 Edinburgh Midlothian area Heritage Information This very old route forms both a parish boundary and the old county boundary on the top of Lammer Law It is marked as a road in old maps such as

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=265 (2016-02-09)
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    Howden Glen crosses the pass between Allermuir Hill and Capelaw Hill and continues S over Fala Knowe then downhill across the east side of Castlelaw Hill The route continues past a prehistoric fort and souterrain to reach Castlelaw Farm and then Crosshouse The Ministry of Defence own much of the land covered by this path and have a firing range south of Castlelaw Hill When red flags are flying red lights at night walkers are not allowed into the area marked Danger Zone on maps OS Landranger 66 Edinburgh Midlothian area Heritage Information This route has a controversial history Claim and counter claim were made in the 1880s about the right of way status of the path through Howden Glen However it appears from Will Grant s book Pentland Days and Country Ways that the division of the Commonty of Pentland Hills in 1709 caused an earlier series of disputes as to the status of affected routes He writes that the inhabitants commissioned a horseman to ride through the Loan and over the path through the Howden Glen annually to preserve the right of way This tactic would not necessarily produce the desired result so if anyone knows further detail

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=266 (2016-02-09)
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    Go through gate at NT210671 and on to open moor The track is now deep loose gravel Carry on to another gate at NT211664 and drop slightly to cross in front of Bonaly Reservoir dam Rising again the path reaches a gate at NT212661 Go through this on to MOD land Turn right on muddy track and follow this through Phantom s Cleugh As the track begins to drop an older track can be seen higher up as a small terrace on the left hand side Exit the signposted MOD land via another gate at NT212651 and cross a small bridge The muddy path carries on towards Glencorse Reservoir meeting the Maidens Cleugh track at NT214642 Turn left downhill towards Glencorse Reservoir Turn left at gate and follow the tarmac road down to the Flotterstone Inn and the A702 Cyclists may struggle with the initial climb and should be aware of how muddy the section through Phantom s Cleugh is All the gates can be opened on horseback but are of the self closing type and riders should therefore be wary of them swinging closed Heritage Information This old route from Bonaly to Flotterstone has long been popular due to it being so easily accessible from Edinburgh Henry Cockburn lived at Bonaly Tower from 1811 to 1854 and his home was a base from which many eminent figures explored the Pentlands Bonaly and the Pentlands in general have driven others to poetry Will H Ogilvie appears to commemorate this route in his poem In Pentland Wine c 1906 Behind us the mists of the valley Lie low on the moorland s breast With the bonnie banks of Bonaly In the grey of the winter dressed The west wind wanton is chiding Glencorse with the scourge of his whips And the

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=267 (2016-02-09)
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    7km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We don t have a full survey of this route yet and would be very grateful to receive one OS Landranger 80 Cheviot Hills Kielder Water Heritage Information This route was marked as a drove road by the Ordnance Survey in their first edition 6 inch to the mile maps which were surveyed in the middle of the 19th

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=268 (2016-02-09)
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