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Buckholm Circular

About This Route

A circular route with great views over the Gala Water valley crossing farmland, country roads and forests. The route passes Buckholm Tower built in 1582 by John Hoppringil (Pringle). An alternative route takes you up to Dobie’s Grave. Legend has it that Dobie died when he accepted a wager to play his bagpipes all the way from Galashiels to Lauder.

Statistics

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Level Details

    Paths, forest and farm tracks, and minor roads. Stiles, gates, bridges on route.

  • Towns

    Galashiels

  • Altitude Gain

    200m

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