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Ettrick Hills Horseshoe
Introduction to Walk 3612

Photo from the walk - Ettrick Hills Horseshoe

County/Area - Scottish Borders & Dumfries and Galloway

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1700 feet / 515 metres

Time - 5 hours 40 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

The Ettrick Horseshoe offers excellent walking on the Scottish Borders and Dumfies & Galloway border and includes five summits - Bodesbeck Law, Faulside Hill, White Shank, Smidhope Hill and Capel Fell. The route can be wet underfoot but offers many wonderful views across the complex terrain of this area. The walk ends by following a section of the Southern Upland Way. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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