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Lowlands to feature in walking festival

Posted 27 August 2010
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Lowlands to feature in walking festival
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Those who wish to go walking in Scotland and see some of the landscape away from the Highlands might be interested in the Borders Walking Festival, which will run from September 4th to 12th.

A wide range of walks are included in the event, from strolls through towns to significant mountain challenges, with the Tweed Valley being a particular focus of this year's event.

One of these is the Ettrick Ridge walk on September 10th, which includes four Donalds (Lowland summits over 2,000 ft), while another takes in part of the Southern Upland Way on September 7th.

This part of Scotland may often be ignored by those heading north with their walking boats, as the Munros are all north of the urban central belt, the southernmost one being Ben Lomond.

However, the region contains Corbetts such as Merrick and Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, as well as Grahams such as Andrewhinney Hill, Tinto and Capel Fell.

Posted by Dan Mirza