Walk back to the Romans
Wonderful scenic views and historic atmosphere.
The Trimontium Walk, from Melrose to Leaderfoot and back; no need to book beforehand. Includes guide(s), juice/tea and biscuits in Newstead Village Hall. (Illustrated and informative souvenir leaflet available.)
Every Thursday from April to end of October leave Melrose at 13.30 hrs and returning around 17.15 hrs. Meet at Trimontium Exhibition in Ormiston, Melrose Square 13.20 hrs. In July and August we guide the walk every Tuesday too.
Groups may be accommodated on other days/evenings by arrangement.
(On any day, special interactive Guided Route March for school pupils from Leaderfoot to Newstead, plus worksheet and a visit to the museum. Only £2 per pupil, helpers go free)
It's an easy five mile walk although stout shoes are advised, guided by Trimontium Trust members, from Trimontium Exhibition in Melrose Square, at 13.30 hrs, via Abbey Street, Melrose Abbey South Front and the Prior's Walk to enjoy Newstead, 'the oldest inhabited village in Scotland' (with walled gardens, sundials, ancient stones and Masonic ruin); the Trimontium Stone; the Roman fort and annexes; views of Eildon Hill North and the Tweed Valley from the site; the Roman amphitheatre; the three bridges over Tweed at Leaderfoot from high up on the viaduct level; the leafy lane to Broomhill; views of the Trimontium Stone; Summerhouse at Drygrange (with Scott's View and Old Melrose in the distance); the Roman road from Broomhill to Newstead; tea and comfort station at Village Hall; and return to Melrose Square by Prior's Walk or riverside Battery Walk for 17.15 hrs.
Adults £3.00; Concessions £2.50; accompanied schoolchildren free; dogs welcome; Trimontium members free.
All inquiries, including those for the schools' Guided Route March to D Gordon.