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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 whenever 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.

The trail starts at the car park by Sir Walter Scott's statue in the centre of Selkirk.
The trail length is 70 miles, driving time is approximately 2 hrs and the trail will 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 (Flower of Yarrow)
Sung Ballads: Kathy Hobkirk 

Musical excerpts from "A Reivers Moon"
by kind permission of Ian Landles and Alan Brydon

Drone footage by Above the Borders
and Borders Aerial Photography

Character Profiles





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