Stage Start: 09:00 Wheyrigg Hall Hotel, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 0DH. BNG NY 193 488

Stage 3 is something of a relief after the challenges of the previous days, it covers 96.5 miles and includes somewhat less climbing at 4315'. Initially we head inland toward Carlisle before turning Northwards towards the Scottish Border which we cross at a little below the half way distance of the stage. Heading towards Hawick we hit the major climb of the day towards Lime Kiln Edge in Wauchope Forest. After our descent into Hawick we climb again passing Alemoor Reservoir before looping North-East to the stage finish in Selkirk.