Walk in the footsteps of Thomas the Rhymer from Earlston to Rhymer’s Stone, Melrose
- the site of the Eildon Tree.
We are offering a guided walk with information relevant to Thomas of Ercildoune,
including some of his local prophecies, en route. The walk is circular, approximately
ten miles in distance, mostly off-road and with spectacular views along the way.
There is no charge for the walk, but donations to the group will be gratefully received.
The walk will commence after a short flower-laying ceremony at the bust of Mikhail
Lermontov in Earlston square to commemorate his birth and the link to Thomas (The
Rhymer) Learmonth of Ercildoune.
We shall stop at Rhymer’s Stone viewpoint for refreshments, before walking back,
via a different route, to Earlston. Anyone wishing to walk one way, approximately
5 miles, must arrange their own transport for the return journey. Cars can be parked
at the interpretation panel.
The footpaths can be muddy and uneven in places; therefore, sensible walking shoes/boots
are essential. Although mostly level, there are some steep inclines. Well-behaved
dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.
It would be advantageous to have an idea of numbers in advance. Please call 01896
848826 to register your interest.
Away with the faeries
By kind permission of renowned Duns artist, designer and sculptor
A copy of this artwork is on display in the Rhymer’s Tower Coffee Shop - Earlston