COUNTRY DIARY

Sunday: Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service, Donald Hillwalk Gameshope, climb 3 of the 38 Border Donalds (hills over 2000ft). Meet at roadside at Talla Linfoots near Tweedsmuir, 10am. Cost £5, concession £3. Contact SBC Ranger Service on 01835 826750 or rangers@scotborders.gov.uk

Sunday: Pleasant Sunday Afternoon. Walk to discover the full circuit of the Roman site at Newstead, including the high spot of the Leaderfoot Viaduct, led by a Trimontium Trust guide. Meet Millennium Milestone, East Newstead, off Melrose Bypass. 2-4pm, over-8s, children must be accompanied. £2. Booking essential: phone 01896 752429 and leave contact details on the answerphone.

Sunday: Walk in the trees at Dryburgh Abbey, Historic Scotland, Borders. Guided walk at Dryburgh Abbey, near St Boswells. Stroll through the wonderful ruins and discover - amongst other things - the wonderful trees. All ages, free with standard admission charge. 2-3pm. Contact Rowley Duncan, 01835 822 381

WALK IT: Short, safe walks, social, low level, led and free. Tweedbank every 1st and 3rd Monday at 10am, meet outside Herges by the Loch. Contact walk leader Maureen 07917814218.