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SB Connect Winter 2016

To the border and beyond

Festival walkers descending Wide Open Hill on St Cuthbert’s Way

Hundreds of people from across the UK and further afield, including Holland and Finland, took in some of the Borders’ finest walks during the 22nd Scottish Borders Walking Festival.

This year’s festival was held in September and based in Coldstream, with Coldstream Community Trust organising the event and managing to offer at least four walks a day during the festival, including some venturing across the border.

The Council’s Ranger Service led parts of the St Cuthbert’s Way walks, but the rest were all led
by volunteers.

In total, 600 walk places were taken up by 200 people over the course of the week.

Next year Peebles will host the festival, which has an estimated £30,000 boost to the local economy.