Roman and Reivers Part I

The Romans and Reivers route follows old Roman roads, forest tracks, drove roads and short sections of quiet lane through the heart of notorious Reivers country,  this route has been developed with multi-use in mind, including self-closing gates etc. It’s a great route if you have family or friends who wish to accompany you – or do their own thing – on mountain bikes.

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I was only surveying one part of it today, specifically with our accommodation providers in mind. So I started in Ashkirk at Auld Skuil and headed for Ashkirk Hill via the Hawick riding route (also the Border Abbey Way), after a few miles the Border Abbey Way continues straight on but my path took me West toward Moss Moor and the Old Drove Road.

Scenic moorland back to a farm track and a quiet country lane heading back towards Hawick and another Planning 2 Succeed provider, Sheila at Wiltonburn.

 

 

20180508_130201.jpgCarried on up past Wiltonburn and onto the hill towards Roberton, you drop back onto the road for a short section where you pick up the trail that heads to Craik and Meadshaw.

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A pleasant 10 miles of mixed surfaces and great views, there are many variations on this route, you can join into the Buccleuch rides or indeed continue round the Hawick riding route.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Ged says:

    Hi would love to do this route where can I get a map. That has the route all marked out on it ? …thank you get mckenna

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    1. RSHC says:

      HI Ged, sorry for the delay was up on the Cheviots! Try http://www.southofscotlandcountrysidetrails.co.uk all the routes are on there, we are just out and about checking them at the moment.

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      1. Ged mckenna says:

        Thank you that information will be very usefully …Hope you enjoyed it ride

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      2. RSHC says:

        If only, on foot today! The route today (will be on the blog later) was spectacular, lots of wide grassy hill tacks up through the hills – Stunning

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      3. Ged mckenna says:

        Sounds good to need to get planning a trip soon

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      4. RSHC says:

        Absolutely, the choice is endless, you could ride for weeks up here. Have a look at some of our accommodation providers, we are adding more every day, they are all on or near the trails on the BHS site, they also have some great local routes for day rides.

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      5. Ged mckenna says:

        Thank you for all your help will get my thinking cap on and plan a ride soon ..horse will love it as much as me am sure

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      6. RSHC says:

        if you need any advice or tips just give us a shout on the contact form or our facebook page, happy to help. Keep following our blog more and more information will be going on all the time, happy planning!

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  2. Ged says:

    Can the whole route be done in horse back

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    1. RSHC says:

      Hi Ged, it is set up as a horse riding route, I have only surveyed the bit mentioned in the blog, I will be doing the next section from the Samye Ling Monastry over to Craik next week. If you have a look at http://www.southofscotlandcountrysidetrails.co.uk all the routes ore on there, we are out at the moment checking them but as far as we are aware the routes on the BHS site above should be horse suitable!

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