The Scottish Borders

40 Favourite Walks

Robbie Porteous

GBP 6.99

The Scottish Borders cover a vast area, stretching from the east coast to rural Dumfriesshire, and from the more populous Lothians to the border with England. Although there are no very high mountains, the Borders have always attracted walkers keen to explore the quiet moorlands, rolling hills, ancient woodlands and rugged coast, as well as the romantic ruins of abbeys and castles, grand estates and rich literary heritage of the area.

Ancient native tribes and Roman legions left their mark on the landscape, as did years of fierce warfare with our southern neighbours and raiding by ruthless Border Reivers. These 40 walks will introduce you to some of the fascinating history which shaped this most intriguing, as well as beautiful, region.

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The Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders cover a vast area, stretching from the rugged east coast to rural Dumfriesshire and from the more populous Lothians to the border with England. Although there are no very high mountains in the Southern Uplands, the Borders have always attracted walkers keen to explore the varied countryside, scenery and topography found here, as well as the fascinating ruins of abbeys and castles, the grand estates and the rich literary heritage of the area. There are also several long-distance walking trails which traverse the region, including The Southern Upland Way, The Borders Abbeys Way, St Cuthbert’s Way and the Berwickshire Coastal Path, which link together many Border towns. This guide contains 40 routes, the majority offering easy to moderate walks, with a few more challenging hikes to the top of higher hills. There is no claim to be comprehensive; the walks selected here are merely a sample of what is possible.

Abbey St Bathans, Abbotsford, Berwickshire Coastal Path, Blackcastle Rings, Borders Abbeys Way, Bowhill, Broad Law, Broughton Heights, Cademuir Hill, The Captain’s Road, Cardrona Forest, Carlenrig, The Cheese Well, Cheviot Hills, Clovenfords, Coldingham, Coldstream, Cove, Dabshead Hill, Denholm, Dere Street, Dryburgh Abbey, Dryhope Tower, Duchess’s Drive, Duns, Duns Law, Edin’s Hall Broch, The Eildon Hills, Ettrick, Ettrick Pen, Ettrickbridge, Eyemouth, Gala Water, Galashiels, The Glen Estate, Greenlaw, The Haining, Halterburn, Harestanes, Hawick, Hen Poo, Hermitage Castle, The Hirsel, Innerleithen, John Buchan Way, Kelso, Kirk Yetholm, Kirkhope Hill, Kirkton Manor, Lammermuir Hills, Lauder, Lee Pen, Liddesdale, Loch Eddy, Loch of the Lowes, Lyne Station, Lyne Water, Manor Water, Meigle Hill, Melrose, Minch Moor, The Minchmoor Road, Minto Hills, Neidpath Castle, Newark Castle, Newcastleton, Peebles, Penchrise Pen, Peniel Heugh, Pennine Way, Pentland Hills, Pettico Wick, Priest Hill, Pyked Stane Hill, Riskinhope Hope, Roxburgh, Ruberslaw, St Abbs, St Boswells, St Cuthbert’s Way, St Mary’s Loch, Selkirk, Siccar Point, Slitrig Water, Southern Upland Way, Stobs Camp, Teviothead, Three Brethren, Tibbie Shiel’s Inn, Traquair, The Tweed, Twin Law, Watch Water Reservoir, Waterloo Monument, West Linton, Woden Law, Yarrow Water, Yarrowford

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