Cross Borders Drove Road

A long distance walk of 53 miles which follows the path of an old drove road from Lothian in Scotland, over the Pentland Hills and across the Scottish Lowlands to Hawick in Border country. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Little Vantage, Lothian
Distance: 53 miles (85 km)
Grid Ref: NT101628
Climbing: 2,260 metres
Walk time: 20-26 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Cross Borders Drove Road is a multi-user route for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders in the Pentland Hills, Cloich Hills and Scottish Borders. As its name implies, the route follows sections of former drove roads from Little Vantage in West Lothian to Hawick in the Borders. By following the route one passes through or close to Harperrig Reservoir, Muckle Knock, Baddinsgill Reservoir, Cairnmuir House, Faw Mount, Lead Law, West Linton, Broomlee Hill, Drum Maw, Hog Knowe, Cringletie Rig, Hamilton Hill, Peebles, Kailzie Hill, Birks Hill, Traquair, Dumbetha Knowe, Elibank and Traquair Forest, Minch Moor, Hare Law, Hangingshaw Rig, Newark Castle, Drinkstone Hill and Wilton Dean. During the course of the Cross Borders Drove Road it shares sections with Thieves Road, Old Drove Road, Michmoor Road, Buccleuch Country Ride and Borders Abbeys Way.

Useful Links:
Walk Across Scotland
Long Distance Walkers Association

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