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Duns Town Trail
Tinkers' Acre

Tinkers' Acre (16). Just past the last house on your right is the entrance to the town's former reservoir (built in the late 19th century) which is set back slightly from the road. Also on this side is a field called Tinkers' Acre. The name derived from the times when travelling people camped here. They were allowed to pitch tents or set up their caravans without fear of being moved on. Continue through the North Lodge Gate, both it and the gatepiers have a Tudor appearance.

Through the lodge gates signposted on your right, there is a path to the Old Town cairn and Duns Law. You should be aware that this path can be quite muddy and is not suitable for wheelchairs. Should you not wish to take this route, proceed to the Pavilion Lodge, point (18).

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Duns Scotland, Scottish Borders UK