Area: Scottish Borders

! Berwickshire KEY
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The Category Berwickshire is a subset of The Scottish Borders.

! Peeblesshire KEY
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The Category Peeblesshire is a subset of The Scottish Borders.

! Roxburghshire KEY
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The Category Roxburghshire is a subset of The Scottish Borders.

! Selkirkshire KEY
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The Category Selkirkshire is a subset of The Scottish Borders.

*Bowhill House & Country Estate
Overview

'At Bowhill you can wander and wonder on five way-marked trails that vary in distance and terrain. Whether you are looking for a challenging walk up into the hills or a leisurely stroll in the woods, we have more interesting paths than you can shake an oak stick at.'

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Bowhill

*Dawyck Botanic Garden
Size (acreage)65
Overview

'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
Overview

'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

*Melrose - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'The town of Melrose is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders at the foot of the Eildon Hills and close by the River Tweed. As such it is in the perfect location for the visitor, and especially walkers, to explore the surrounding landscape and its many historical connections ...'

See also

Melrose Town Trail | Paths Around Melrose [Scottish Borders Council]

*Newcastleton & District Community Council
Overview

'With numerous local walks around the village and surrounding countryside ranging from 3 km to 18km and forest walks from 0.5km to 9km Newcastleton has something for everyone.'

*Ramblers - Lothian & Borders Area
Overview

'There are eleven Groups in the Lothian and Borders Ramblers Area, each arranges a walks programme suitable for people with different levels of experience and fitness. We organise more than 55 walks every month and offer a variety of walks.'

*Scottish Borders Council
Overview

'Home to several thousand kilometres of managed trails suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding. Many of our trails are signed and we have internationally recognised cycle routes and long distance routes including Glentress and the Southern Upload Way.'

*Scottish Borders Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early September.

*Visit Scotland - The Scottish Borders
Overview

'Covering about eighteen hundred square miles, The Scottish Borders stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the high agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.'

Description from

VisitScotland

*Whitelee Moor
Size (acreage)3750
Overview

'The Reserve is remote and wild, and the weather can change quickly. Visitors should have hill-walking experience if attempting long walks.'

Berwickshire Coastal Path
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Stretching for some 48km from Cockburnspath in the north down to the English Border and Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Berwickshire Coastal Path provides some superb walking. The northern end of the route links up with the Southern Upland Way, whilst the John Muir Way which continues round the coastline of East Lothian is accessible via a short link.'

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Walkhighlands

Borders Abbeys Way
Distance (miles)65
Overview

'Circular walk in the heart of the Scottish Borders, full of attractive countryside passing by four 12th Century Abbeys and through several Border Towns.'

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Wikipedia

Craik Muir Roman Road
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This is said to be an excellent feat of engineering by the Romans as there are lengthy cuttings and terraces where the bedrock has been exposed and used as the road surface ... Craik Cross Hill is fascinating because it was a Roman Watch Tower but then was reused with a cross marker stone on the hill. This may have been a route pilgrims used to get to Whithorn and so the cross would have been a sign to guide people there ...'

Description from

Heritage Paths

See also

Craik Cross Hill [WalkLakes]

Dun Rig Horseshoe Walk
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'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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Walkhighlands

Gala Circuit Path
Distance (miles)16
Overview

The twelfth (and longest) of 12 Routes :'Galashiels lies in the central area of the region next to the historic town of Melrose. The town was built up around the Gala Water. The routes follow varied terrain from riverside to open hill and follow a section of the Southern Upland Way.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

Galashiels Paths
Overview

'12 routes in the Galashiels area, most of which have links into the town centre.  The routes are especially suitable for walkers ...'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

See also

Galashiels Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

Kelso Town Trail
Overview

'This descriptive series of three walks will take you from the Square on each occasion. Starting from the front of the Town Hall, which houses the Tourist Information Centre, you will be taken along one of the arteries leading out of town, to look at the historical growth of the town, its buildings and other items of interest connected with the town ...'

Description from

Kelso Connections

Paths Around Peebles and The John Buchan Way
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

See also

Peebles Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

Scottish Borders Core Paths
Overview

'Directory provides you with 65 detailed, printable maps which provide a guide to all our local paths.'

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Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council Easy Access to the Countryside
Overview

'Short, easy walks for everyone in the Scottish Borders. Including places to visit with some access for wheelchair users.'

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Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Ranger Led Walks
Overview

'Join the County Ranger for a led walk through the countryside to find out a little more about natural and historic environment of the Scottish Borders. The walks come at a small charge.' ALERT Website Link amended.

Scottish National Trail
Distance (miles)537
Overview

'Long distance walking route running the length of Scotland from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath. Devised by outdoors writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish, the Trail offers very varied walking, following long-established footpaths for much of the distance but becoming progressively more difficult as it heads north, finishing with a tough stretch of backpacking - with some pathless and demanding terrain - on the final stretch of the Cape Wrath Trail.'

- See more at: http://www.scottishnationaltrail.org.uk/#sthash.rReMljIT.dpuf

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Walkhighlands

Selkirk Paths
Overview

'Selkirk lies in the central part of the region and is the gateway to the Yarrow and Ettrick Valleys. The routes include riverside, woodland and hill paths.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

See also

Selkirk Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

Short Walks on the Southern Upland Way
Overview

'A selection of circular routes on the Southern Upland Way in Borders region, using some of the best bits of the 212 mile route.'

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Scottish Borders Council

South of Scotland Countryside Trails
Overview

'A 350km network of routes developed specifically for horse-riders and walkers, linked to quality assured horse and rider accommodation ... SOSCT routes are clearly waymarked, most of the gates are easy to open (for riders that means without dismounting), and the drainage and other improvements which have been undertaken throughout allow you to walk or ride these routes with confidence that you won’t get stuck in a bog or have to turn back when you find your way blocked.'

Description from

The British Horse Society

St Cuthbert's Way
Distance (miles)63
Overview

'Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine.'

Description from

Ron Shaw

Tweed Valley Railway Path
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'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.'

Description from

VisitScotland

See also

Tweed Valley Railway Path [Cycle Scottish Borders]

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