Our Summer Newsletter included an article by John Pope (Chair of Midlothian Access Forum & ScotWays Director) outlining the work ScotWays has been doing to protect rights of way and other paths affected by the re-instated Borders Railway. 
In his article, John anticipated that the right of way from Crichton to Borthwick would be temporarily closed and soon. This route is John’s favourite right of way, but finding its line can be tricky in places, so he has for some time been producing a short guide for those who wish to explore this beautiful and historically interesting right of way. A temporary crossing point over the former Waverley Line is now in place and John has kindly updated his guide – download it for free from the Downloads section of this website. 
Newsflash (May 2014): unfortunately we have to report that this right of way has been blocked by a deer fence. John Pope is in contact with Midlothian Council’s access team about the matter. An update will be posted here as soon as we hear any more, but for the time being this ancient right of way is impassable.