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Hornshole, Ormiston and Cavers

About This Route

Following the old railway line out of Hawick this route explores the area north-east of the town crossing over the infamous Hornshole Bridge; infamous due to the battle fought here in 1514. Here was a skirmish between English and Scots men in the aftermath of the Battle of Flodden (1513). There is a monument to commemorate this small Scottish victory in the wake of their crushing defeat at Flodden.

Statistics

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Level Details

    Roads and good paths. Walkit route return is on rough path.

  • Towns

    Hawick

  • Altitude Gain

    110m

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