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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
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Challenging; Forest/Woodland; Moorland
Start and Finish
NT488359 - Gala Policies, Borders
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Paths around Galashiels (Scottish Borders Council - 2011)
Paths around Galashiels (Northern Heritage - 2011)


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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