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Cross Borders Drove Road

Borders, W Lothian

82 km / 51 miles
Steeped in history, the 51-mile Cross Borders Drove Road is a multi-user route for walkers, cyclists or horse-riders,offering great variety in terms of scenery, surfacing, cultural and other interest. As its name implies, the route follows sections of former drove road between Harperrig, on the A70 (Lang Whang) south-west of Edinburgh, over the Cauldstane Slap - the pass over the Pentland Hills - through West Linton to Peebles and Traquair, and onward via the Yarrow Valley to Hawick.


Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Round marker with a bull on it and the trail name
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Cycle Route
Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start: NT101628 - Little Vantage, Lothian, W Lothian View on StreetMap
Finish: NT504152 - Hawick, Borders View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Scotland's Great Trails South of Scotland Countryside Trails - Cross Borders Drove Path British Horse Society RideMaps - Cross Borders Drove Road and Other South of Scotland Trails


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 65, 66, 72, 73, 79
OS Landranger Active 65, 66, 72, 73, 79
OS Explorer 331, 336, 337, 338, 344
OS Explorer Active 331, 336, 337, 338, 344

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Cross Border Drove Road GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

85.5 km (53.1 miles)
2,167 m (7,110 ft) ascent
526 m (1,726 ft)  maximum height

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