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The Eildon Hills from Melrose

County/Area - Scottish Borders

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.3 miles / 8.6 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference NT558340
Lat 55.597604 // Long -2.702974
Postcode TD6 9RQ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

The Eildon Hills rise sharply from the landscape to the south of Melrose. The area is crossed by many paths, which for some can be confusing. However, in periods of clear visibility the next objective is always in view so that navigation is much easier than might be the case with low cloud on the summits. As might be expected the views are superb and worth the effort of the ascent involved in this route.

GPS Files - Notes

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 338Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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