Traquair to Yarrowford

From Traquair, the Cross Borders Drove Road coincides with the Southern Upland Way for the next few few miles.

From the village hall, follow the road to the clearly waymarked track which leads up the hill, between the twin dykes of the old drove road, to the Minchmore Bothy above Dumbetha Knowe.  Carry straight on over the track intersection, up the hill on the Minchmoor Road, past the Cheese Well and open hill ground of the Minch Moor to your right.  Don't be surprised to meet mountain bikers - or that they may not have expected to meet anyone riding a horse.

Carry straight over again at the next major forest road junction, still following the Southern Upland Way and SOSCT signs to the forest boundary dyke at Hare Law.  Go through the gate, and shortly afterwards fork right at the fingerpost, heading south-east down the grassy track which follows the Minchmoor Road down Hanginghsaw Rig, through various gates where the track intersects with field boundaries, to come down onto the A708 in Yarrowford.