Traquair to Yarrowford

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

Heading north from Fingland Bridge along the B709 into Traquair, turn right (east) to the village hall, where there's a small car park and information panel about the Southern Upland Way.

Follow the road for a short way south of the village hall and then turn left (south-east) on the clearly waymarked track which leads up the hill, between the twin dykes of the old drove road, through several gates to the former 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 - this is one of several hugely popular mountain bike routes in the Tweed valley, part of the Seven Stanes network of routes.  The majority of mountain bikers won't be expecting to meet horses, so listen out,  say hello, and if necessary, step to the side of the track to allow them to pass.

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.