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*Dawyck Botanic Garden
Size (acreage)65

'A five star Garden renowned for its seasonal displays of snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas, blue poppies and autumn colour. Located in the hills of the Scottish Borders, 65-acre Dawyck enjoys an almost continental climate comprising warm dry summers followed by cold, snowy winters ... Dawyck offers woodland and burnside walks, themed tree trails and visitors can follow the adventures of plant explorers such as David Douglas, after whom the Douglas fir is named.'

*Glentress Forest
Size (acreage)2800

'Glentress Forest is one of the best mountain biking venues in the UK and the trails here have won a number of awards. There are also five lovely waymarked walking trails, with views of the Tweed Valley and wildlife watching opportunities.'

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Forestry and Land Scotland

Dun Rig Horseshoe Walk
Distance (miles)15

'A fantastic hill walk from Peebles, taking in the four peaks surrounding Glensax with extensive views in all directions. Peat bogs in places.'

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Paths Around Peebles and The John Buchan Way

'Peebles lies on the western side of the region below the hills of Tweeddale. Included in the guide is the John Buchan Way between Broughton and Peebles.'

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Scottish Borders Council

See also

Peebles Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

Tweed Valley Railway Path
Distance (miles)5

'A multi-user path ... links the towns of Peebles and Innerleithen passing through the village of Cardrona on quiet roads. The path follows the picturesque River Tweed for much of the way and provides links to mountain biking trails at Innerleithen and Glentress.'

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See also

Tweed Valley Railway Path [Cycle Scottish Borders]

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