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The Dryhope Trail

(Selkirk via Moffat to Peebles)

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Welcome to the Dryhope Self Drive Audio Trail

My name is Mary. They call me 'The Flower of Yarrow' and Yarrow is where I grew up. I married Wat Scott, often known as 'Auld Wat', perhaps the most famous reiver of his day. We live at Dryhope, my father's tower above St Mary's Loch and whenver the larder is running low, I just put his spurs on the table and he knows a raid to fill the byre is needed. With six sons and as many daughters to feed, it's an often occurrence.
It's all a contrast to my days growing up in these magical lands, where tales of fairies and wizards were shared... join me along the Dryhope trail to Drive and Discover more.

You could not find anywhere more peaceful than Yarrow and St Mary's Loch. But first we hear about the bloody Civil War battle of Philiphaugh and ponder on two very old gravestones. Later, Moffat has songs and stories of its own and climbing up to the source of the Tweed we pass the Devil's Beeftub (where stolen cattle could conveniently be hidden). And with a nod to Robert Burns, we hear of the wizard Merlin as we pass his grave. Finally by impressive Neidpath Castle to Peebles.

Trail length is 70 miles, driving time is approximately 2 hrs and the trail will take you a full day.

Please explore the trail map and plan your day by taking advantage of your Reivers Pass, free when you buy this trail and all the wonderful customer benefits that are on offer.
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Audio information

Narrator - Alastair Cunningham
Historic Guide - Flower of Yarrow
Sung Ballads – Kathy Hobkirk & Dougie Telfer

Musical excerpts from The Reivers Moon
By kind permission from Ian Landles and Alan Brydon

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