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Thornylee Forest, Tweed Viewpoint, Picnic Site and Forest Walks
Viewpoint within Thornylee Forest overlooking the Tweed with picnic site, interpretation boards and forest walks.
Border Warfare |
Selkirk and Innerleithen |
|Distance from Town:||
8.5km / 5.5miles|
NT 4028 3657|
|History of site:||
At Thornylee Viewpoint a sculpture and interpretative panels tell the story of how the valley has altered through time, and of Meg Murray of Elibank Castle. Called "Muckle-Mou'd" ("Big Mouthed"), suitors passed her by until a handsome Border Reiver found himself locked in her father's dungeon with the option of marrying Meg or hanging in the morning.... A number of sign-posted walks are maintained by the Forestry Commission and provide splendid views of this section of the Tweed Valley, including Elibank Castle, which stand opposite.
Dent, J & McDonald, R, 2001. Heritage Sites in the Borders