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The Scottish Borders trip

The Scottish Borders

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8-day: 7 nights hotel accommodation (including breakfast).

5-day: 4 nights hotel accommodation (including breakfast).

  • Support of an ATG Route Manager who will meet you at the start of your holiday for a briefing, move your luggage along the route, book restaurants for you, help you with any travel arrangements and be contactable at any time during your holiday.
  • Route booklet with detailed maps and easy-to-follow instructions, GPS coordinates, town maps, historcial and background notes and comprehensive general information
  • Pre-trip information including travel advice, practical information relating to your trip and what-to-bring checklists

What’s NOT included?

  • Lunches: the route books provide information as to where you can purchase picnic supplies and/or bars and restaurants on the route.
  • Evening meals: for evenings when a meal at your hotel is not included, the route book has restaurant suggestions to suit a variety of budgets, and the Route Manager will be pleased to book restaurants on your behalf.
  • Transport to/from the start/end of the route.
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The recommended destination airport for this trip is Edinburgh. It is very easy to reach this route via public transport! From Edinburgh airport there is a convenient Air Bus service every 10 minutes from just outside the terminal building to the entrance of Waverley Station in central Edinburgh (34 mins, ~£5); from where there are regular train connections to Tweedbank (~£10, 1 hour). From Tweedbank there are regular onward bus connections to Kelso and Jedburgh (~£6, 45 mins). Or an onward taxi from Tweedbank takes 20 mins. A combined return ticket purchased from machines in the airport terminal building reduces costs significantly. By train from London: From London King's Cross there is an hourly service to Berwick-upon-Tweed (3 hrs 40 mins, ~£60-£75), from where there are regular buses (Borders Buses) to Kelso (1 hour, £8). A taxi from Edinburgh airport to Kelso or Jedburgh takes 1 - 1.5 hours (cost: approx. £85-£95). Prices may be significantly higher on Sundays and public holidays. Taxis can be booked via the ATG office.For further information on getting to the route, see the Frequently Asked Questions below the itinerary.

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Each of our trips is graded according to terrain and length of walking/cycling routes. Your fitness level will give an indication of which grade of walk might suit you.

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Each of our trips is graded according to terrain and length of walking/cycling routes, providing an indication of which grade of trip might suit you.

Fitness Legend

Grade 1

Gentle terrain, walking/cycling along good paths, tracks and quiet lanes, with a few short, usually gentle, ascents and/or descents.

Grade 2

Walking/cycling along well-established paths and tracks. Occasional loose (gravel) surfaces, and open meadows. Ascents and/or descents up to 1 hour.

Grade 3

Walking/cycling along a variety of paths, some stony in places, with ascents and/or descents of 1-2 hours.

Grade 4

Walking/cycling along a variety of paths and surfaces, occasionally challenging, with ascents and/or descents of 2-3 hours.

Grade 5

Challenging walking/cycling with a variety of terrain, some long days, and/or long ascents and/or descents.

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