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Top 5 Walks

FIVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY WALKS

Pack a picnic and get the kids into the great outdoors as you explore easy routes across the Scottish Borders. Some of the trails even have play parks along the way! Here are five great ideas for little legs.

Riverside Walk and Hartrigge
Tweedbank Nature Trail
Harestanes Paths (Cricket Park Walk)
Tree Trail at Duns Public Park
The Tweed Walk to Lyne

FIVE WALKS WITH GREAT VIEWS

Enjoy the views of the Tweed Valley that so inspired Sir Walter Scott or climb the aptly named Wideopen Hill, the highest point on St Cuthbert’s Way.

Bier Law Circular
Rhymer’s Route
Duns Law
Morebattle and Cliftoncote
Peel and Yair

FIVE GREAT LONG WALKS

Take your time and take a longer walk exploring the Berwickshire coast or follow the route taken by the horse-riders during the Hawick Common Riding. Follow the John Buchan Way, a trail named after the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps or climb a ‘Donald’!

Berwickshire Coastal Path
Coldstream, Hirsel Estate and the River Tweed
Calaburn and Drinkstone Hill 
The Glen and Birkscairn Hill
John Buchan Way

FIVE WALKS WITH A BIT OF BORDERS HISTORY

Travel back in time and re-visit some famous Borders history. Visit Kelso Abbey founded by King David I in 1128 or take the trail to the childhood home of the famous philosopher David Hume or explore where tales of Black Bob the Border Collie originated.

Ninewells and the Whiteadder Water
Denholm to Bedrule
The Two Bridges
Ettleton
Tibbie Tamson’s Grave

FIVE EASY ACCESS WALKS

Take in the fresh North Sea air on a gentle stroll on smooth paths near the Berwickshire coastline, or enjoy easy, level walks inland on woodland paths.

Selkirk Riverside – Ettrick Water
Hirsel
Newcastleton Forest Pond Trail
St. Abbs Head Nature Reserve
Gordon Community Woodland