Reviews of Borders Abbeys Way

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Reviewed by Scottish Mountaineer

The Borders Abbeys Way [has] ... lots of interesting visits for those with a taste for the historical. This attractively package guide has maps, route info and points of interest. A good size for a rucksack and printed on rainproof paper.

SM Autumn 2017 page 82

Reviewed in Outdoor Focus magazine Autumn 2017

The new route is an easy, 67-mile circuit of the Borders, visiting the romantic 12th century ruined abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh,and also taking in the historic towns of Hawick and Selkirk and Sir Walter Scott’s Gothic baronial mansion of Abbotsford House.

Roly Smith in Outdoor Focus, Autumn 2017, p12

Excerpt from the Foreword by Allan Massie

I would like to have had this book years ago ... Aimed primarily at walkers, it gives them necessary and detailed information ... but it offers more than that. It is also a guide to the social and cultural history of the Borderland, to the past as well as the present.

In short, it is a book to be read for pleasure, as well as use. Even those of us who think we know the Borders may be reminded of things we had forgotten ... Newcomers to the Borders will find this book a splendid introduction to its history, legends and wildlife.

Allan Massie, CBE, author and journalist

Printed book £12.99

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The Borders Abbeys Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails, a fascinating circuit that takes in the historic ruined abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh.… more about Borders Abbeys Way »