Harestanes to Yetholm
Distance: 28 km (17.5 miles) Duration: 6-7 Hours
Setting off again from Harestanes, after crossing the Monteviot Suspension Bridge just below Monteviot House, St. Cuthbert’s Way meanders along the banks of the River Teviot to Jedfoot, where you rejoin Dere Street. Before Jedburgh the route branches off through woodland, in springtime strewn with bluebells, and then south-east on farm paths and tracks through rich agricultural land to Cessford. Cessford Castle, once the stronghold of the Kers, is directly on route: a great place to explore some of the Border’s rich history.
The village of Morebattle comes next, chance to restock your supplies before climbing via Grubbit Law along the ridge to Wideopen Hill, at 400 m the highest point on St. Cuthbert’s Way, and half way from Melrose to Holy Island. Looking back across the Borders to the Eildons offers a chance to catch your breath, before you are beckoned on by the prospect of good food and accommodation at Town and Kirk Yetholm.
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