Wonderful walks around Jedburgh

pathsaroundjedcoverNearly two thousand years ago the Roman General Agricola marched his legionaries along the Dere Street road (their equvalent of the AI) to push the empire’s boundaries to the Firth of Forth.

The soldiers passed Towford, Cappuck, below Peniel Heugh, along Lilliardsedge and through St Boswells.

And it is still possible to follow in their footsteps today along the line of the old road which is waymarked with a Roman helmet symbol. Along the way you will pass Roman quarries and enjoy excellent views of the Borders countryside.

It just one of several enjoyable walks mapped out in the newly reworked Paths Around Jedburgh booklet.

The booklet of 11 routes explores the countryside around the town including Lanton Woods, the Jed Riverside path and Totches Baulk – part of the old layout of the settlement.

It also includes the Jedburgh Circular horse-riding route, easy access paths at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre and a section of the ever popular St Cuthbert’s Way.

With colour photographs, maps and route descriptions, the publication is available at £2 from the Jedburgh Visit Scotland Information Centre. More information at 01835 863170.

The paths around towns booklets are available to download at www.scotborders.gov.uk/walking

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