In­sider’s guide: Tour o’ the Bor­ders

The Scot­tish Bor­ders will test your legs and thrill your senses

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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

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