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Scottish Borders Walking Festival - 2014

Jedburgh Walkers are Welcome are delighted that the 2014 Walking Festival is to be co-hosted in August / September by both Jedburgh and Denholm. The date for the 2014 Festival is Sunday 31st August to Saturday 6th September and the festival will follow the same general outline of all previous Scottish Borders Walking Festivals.
The joint community committee is now set up and over the next few months more and more detail on walks being offered will be forthcoming. For more details and the opportunity to book on line visit www.borderwalking.com.
Jedburgh last hosted the festival in 2009 when it was split between Jedburgh and Hawick. It was back in 2005 when Jedburgh last hosted the Festival entirely on its own.

Jedburgh Cani-Cross 2013

cani-cross competitior The Jedburgh Running Festival is a major annual event in the town held on the last Sunday in October. It attracts over 1000 runners to take part in a Half Marathon, 10K road race, 10K wheelchiar and hand cycle event and an Ultra Marthon.

In 2013 for the first time a 6.5K Cani-cross race was established and this made use of parts of the Jedburgh Paths that are promoted on this website.

Over forty runners with a slight larger number of dogs (some run with two) took part and they made use of parts of route 1 and 5 as well as a section of the Borders Abbeys Way.

This event was such a success that it is going to be repeated in 2014.

For more information in the developing sport of Cani-cross visit www.canisportsscotland.com.

For persons interested in any or all of the other Runnning Festival Events link to the Festival Website at www.jedburghrunningfestival.org.uk.

Sunday 28th August 2011 - Guided Walks

Launch event walkers about to set off The WAW local group held a Guided Walks day to launch the Walkers Are Welcome (WAW) award and the launch of the second edition of "Path Around Jedburgh". This was targetted at all locals residents as well as other Borderers and visitors to the area.
On the day the turnout was not as good as expected however this may have been due to a less than perfect weather forecast for the day and not enough advertising of the event within the local community.
Regardless those that took part had a good day and there was a feeling by the WAW committee that this was the type of event to plan again for the spring of 2012.
On the day 2 of the 3 circular walks were undertaken by the walkers These were of between 5 and 6 miles in length all started from the Bandstand area and covering the adjacent countryside on the NW, and SE ends of the town. All the country walks were taken from the latest "Walks Around Jedburgh" publication and offered great walking and views.
Additionally there was an 11.00 am guided town trail walk, this picking up on the history of the town and the buildings and locations of historical interest. Having taken part in this walk it can be said that there is so much local history to be learnt, and surprises to be found. These historic guided town trails are well worth going on be you local or a visitor, you can find out more about them by clicking this link.

The route that were walked:-

  • Route 4 - Lanton Moor and Timperdean Tower (6 miles)
  • Route 8 - Inchbonny, Kersheugh and Ferniehirst (5.5 miles)

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