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Penchrise Hill

About This Route

A gentle climb up to a prominent hill south of Hawick. Penchrise Hill (Pen) has a summit height of 439m/1440ft and rises above Slitrig Water to the east and Barns Loch to the west. In accordance with hill bagging lore the hill is classed as a Hump or Tump (400-499). The nearby Stobs Camp was used as a prisoner of war camp and a training ground for soldiers preparing for both World Wars.

Stobs Camp lies 3 miles south of Hawick on the B6399 Newcastleton road.

Statistics

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Level Details

    Tracks and open ground. Boots or strong shoes recommended.

  • Towns

    Stobs, Hawick

  • Altitude Gain

    260m

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