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The Glen and Birkscairn Hill

About This Route

Once you have left the attractive cottages and houses in The Glen this route is essentially a hill walk and you will need your ordnance survey map or equivalent. This is a good opportunity to tick off one of the Donalds (Birkscairn Hill), a regional hill list of hills between 2000 and 3000ft. A ‘birk’ is birch so the hill name translates as ‘hill of the birch cairn’.

Statistics

  • Distance

    91/2 miles

  • Level

    Difficult

  • Level Details

    Forestry tracks, farm tracks, paths and open hill and hill tracks. Some sections may be muddy at times. Boots or strong shoes recommended.

  • Towns

    Walkerburn, Traquair

  • Altitude Gain

    480m

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