A4 - Kaimes

Time - allow 60 mins

Distance - 4.5km/3 miles

A straightforward walk and varied from the A701 near Newlands Village Hall at Halmyre to West Linton via Kaimes and Broomlee Hill, with fine views of the surrounding hills.

The path is clear and well marked throughout.  The uphill section onto Broomlee Hill is steep and quite strenuous, but fairly short.  Care should be taken on the final section along the public road, where there is no footpath for much of it.

Route: starts from A701 near Halmyre GR 175.494

The start of the walk is on the north side of the A701, 400m north-east of the B7059 turning to West Linton [1]. It is clearly signposted ‘West Linton via Broomlee Hill’ and waymarked throughout, as this forms part of the Tweed Trails network.  A map of this and other Tweed Trail routes can be downloaded

Follow the path northwards through gates, with Halmyre House visible to your right, round the edge of fields and alongside shelterbelts until you reach a tarmac vehicle track near Kaimes Cottages. Turn right here (signposted as before) [2] and head along for 300m before turning left off the track back onto a footpath (again, signposted as before) [3].

Follow the path along the edge of a wood then bear left uphill to the right of a stand of trees.  At the waymarker post, bear left uphill again, aiming for another waymarker post above Kaimhouse Wood and continuing uphill.

The radio mast on Broomlee Hill will come into view as you crest the hill. Follow the Tweed Trails signs keeping to the edge of the field, passing through a gate and then turning left towards the mast, joining a farm track and dropping down the hill directly past the mast, coming out on B7059 at the crest of the hill where the road turns a corner [4].

Turn right here and walk back along the public road back down past Broomlee Camp and into West Linton.

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