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The Ettrick Trail

(Langholm via Ettrick to Selkirk)

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Welcome to the Ettrick Self Drive Audio Trail



First we follow the river Esk up a remote valley filled with extraordinary people and places - one of Britain's best-known engineers, an ancient kings' grave, neolithic stone circles, and a most amazing monastery. We hear of covenanters and pedlars before dropping down to Ettrick to hear about Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd. As we return to Selkirk there are stories of poets, reivers, covenanters, a wizard and two fairy queens.

The trail starts at Langholm's principal car park beside the river.
The trail length is 40 miles, driving time is approximately 1 ¼ hrs and the trail, with recommended stops, will probably take you a full day.
This trail will be available soon.


Please explore the trail map and plan your day by taking advantage of your Reivers Pass, free when you buy this trail.
 
For the best audio experience please download our free App to your Mobile/Tablet device enabling GPS activation and allowing you to relax, and just Drive and Discover.
 


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Audio information

Narrator: Alastair Cunningham
Historic Guide (Will o' Phaup): John Nichol
Sung Ballads: Joyce Tinlin
Border Pipes played by Matt Seattle.

Musical excerpts from "A Reivers Moon"
by kind permission of Ian Landles and Alan Brydon.
Thanks to Dr Valentina Bold for her words on James Hogg.

Drone footage by Above the Borders
and Borders Aerial Photography

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