The walk, part of the global People’s Pilgrimage, began from the car park at Traquair Kirk in Kirkhouse on Saturday and took in a route that included Chester Hill, Quair Water and Bush aboon Traquair.

Innerleithen Primary School was among the supporters of the walk and headteacher Keith Belleville said: “It’s inspiring to be part of a global project. This is about our children’s future. Every step counts and adds to a global total to represent a walk at least once around the world.” Lesley Morrison of local Tweeddale sustainability group, Tweedgreen, said: “This walks has brought together our community in a lovely way to 'do our bit’.” The Rev Janice Faris, from the Church of Scotland in Innerleithen, said: “The People’s Pilgrimage is a global expression of sincere concern and calls on our world leaders to find the generosity - on all sides - and determination to reach a strong climate change treaty in Paris this December.” Anyone, anywhere in the world can post their own pilgrimage - by themselves with their family or friends, or wider communities - up to December 1 when the talks begin.