Insider’s guide: Tour o’ the Borders
The Scottish Borders will test your legs and thrill your senses
Legs burning, heart thumping, we barely notice the surroundings when tackling the 20 per cent slopes of the Talla Wall. But when you reach the top you cannot fail to realise why someone recently called it the “gateway to the back country wilderness”.
A vast expanse of empty upland countryside spreads in front of us, with only the road skirting the Megget reservoir and an isolated farmhouse to suggest civilisation.
74 miles 1,430 metres ascent