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 Post subject: Borders Abbeys Way
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:06 pm 
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I walked the Borders Abbeys Way in February, between all the bad weather. A Blog of LDP's is something I've been thinking about for a while, so this is the first.

It's a brand new blog, so please bear with as I learn the ropes :)

http://trailwalker32.wordpress.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:59 am 
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I saw your blog and liked it. Glad to see this forum, too.

We're walking Borders Abbeys this summer and would love more impressions from anyone else who has done it. We're first-time walkers and we're excited and nervous. (Yes, we've already started training.) I can think of a hundred questions including

* whether B&Bs will fill up,
* mobile network coverage (Vodafone is best in the Borders?)
* precipitation in early July
* which village is best to start from
* whether I'll be sorry I brought sturdy, professional walking shoes with excellent arch support instead of higher-rising boots (and flatter arch support)

I'll plug my own Borders Abbeys project while I'm here. I use Google Earth and was looking for an overlay of the BAW. There wasn't one, so I created one. I describe the undertaking here:

http://boulderinformationservices.com/bordersabbeys/


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:45 pm 
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Hi Martin

Glad you like the blog. Thank you :D

B&B's are worth booking early, they will tend to get booked up fairly quickly. I'd suggest looking at the "visit Scotland" website. They should be able to help with booking B&B's

In general the mobile coverage was nothing better than ok. It can be a bit sketchy in the towns, but I think it is getting better.

Rain - this is Scotland, anything can happen :?

Best starting point - There is no Official start, although I think the on-line guide starts at Kelso and follows the route clockwise. If you are traveling down from Edinburgh I would suggest Melrose as a good starting place, but that is just personal preference.

For the most part the Way is on pretty decent surfaces, so there shouldn't be too much opportunity to turn an ankle. It is worth taking gaiters though!

Good Luck! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Borders Abbeys Way
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:40 am 
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[quote="daavidfischer"]I don’t think the border abbey’s way is a good place to walk in Bad weather. In fact it is somewhat a dangerous place. There have been a number of cases over this place. There are so many thieves here.









There's not many folk left on here, but I'm trying to work out whether you are a very clever bot or just a not very bright spammer (judging by all the dodgy links you have in each of your posts)?

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 Post subject: Re: Borders Abbeys Way
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:22 am 
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I am sure you got it right "not very bright spammer ".


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