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Gala Circuit


27 km / 17 miles
Starting in Old Town the route circles Galashields, using bits of the Southern Upland Way, and visits Neidpath Hill, Clovenfords, Torwoodlee Tower, crossing Gala Water near Buckholm and into the wooded area of Ladhope Moor. The route then visits Darlin's Hill, Blaikie's Hill and then goes around the south-east corner of the town and along the banks of the River Tweed to Gala Hill before returning to the start point.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: NT488359 - Gala Policies, Borders View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Paths around Galashiels  (Scottish Borders Council  - 2011 ) Download
Guidebook Paths around Galashiels  (Northern Heritage  - 2011 )


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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 73
OS Landranger Active 73
OS Explorer 338
OS Explorer Active 338

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Route Profile:

27.7 km (17.2 miles)
800 m (2,625 ft) ascent
369 m (1,211 ft)  maximum height

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