England Scotland Border Walk

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Statistics and Files
Start: Annan
Distance: 125 miles (202 km)
Grid Ref: NY153631
Climbing: 3,919 metres
Walk time: 50-70 hours
Days: 8-12

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The England Scotland Border Walk was concieved in a book written by Ian Crofton in 2014. He 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 1603. Much of the line of the Border runs through a wild, overwhelmingly unvisited no man's land - the sort of trackless waste perfect for keeping two belligerent peoples apart. During the course of his journey Ian Crofton considers a number of questions, such as how 'natural' are borderlines? Sometimes they follow physical barriers, sometimes an arbitrary line on a map. The book is a must read, the walk a fascinating, albeit challenging one. Doing it will not only allow you to find the border. You will also find yourself.

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Walking the Border
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