All Nature & Outdoor Activities

Get your heart pumping! Speed along world-famous mountain bike trails, take in the magnificent views on a hike, or discover woodlands teeming with wildlife. Whether you have a need for speed or are looking to be inspired, get your thrills right where Scotland starts.


Dawyck Botanic Garden - Stobo

Parks & Gardens

Dawyck Botanic Garden is an impressive Garden in the hills of the Scottish Borders with seasonal displays of colourful flowers and plants and breathtaking trees


Newcastleton 7stanes - Newcastleton

Outdoor Activities

Newcastleton is one of the 7stanes mountain bike trail centres offering routes for beginners and those seeking a more adventurous ride.


Innerleithen 7stanes - Innerleithen

Outdoor Activities

Innerleithen, one of the 7stanes mountain biking trail centres, is famous for its four downhill trails which is a must for any thrill seeker. In…


St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve - St Abbs

Nature & Animals

Breath-taking coastal headland with dramatic cliffs, famed for its seabird colonies!


Duns Castle Nature Reserve - Duns

Nature & Animals

Duns Castle Nature Reserve is surrounded by mixed woodland with two man-made lochs; Hen Loch and Mill Dam.


Wilton Lodge Park - Hawick

Outdoor Activities

Wilton Lodge Park sits by Hawick and is the largest formal park in the Borders region.


Tynron Doon Nature Walk

Low Level Walks

This 6km walk starts at Tynron Hall Car Park.


Old Railway, Duns - Duns

Low Level Walks

The walk involves minor roads, tracks, well surfaced paths, but be aware there's no signposting. Distance: 4 miles/ 2 - 3 hours to complete


Rockcliffe - Dalbeattie

Outdoor Activities

Coastal walks


Laghead Walk - Gatehouse of Fleet

Low Level Walks

This circular farmland and moorland walk is 11km and takes about 4 hours to complete.


Union Chain Bridge Circular - Berwick upon Tweed

Low Level Walks

Crossing the historic Union Chain Bridge takes you onto a circular route in the English borders


Ettrick Water Circular - South - Selkirk

Outdoor Activities

This is a relatively gentle route that follows the north-west bank of the Ettrick Water as far as its confluence with the Yarrow Water.


Philiphaugh Estate - Selkirk

Nature & Animals

Salmon Viewing Centre with live cameras underwater. Riverside, battlefield and wildlife walks. Hydro station. Walled garden and Gin Distillery. Waterwheel cafe.


Baddingsgill Reservoir - West Linton

Nature & Animals

Baddinsgill Reservoir is a reservoir close to Carlops. The reservoir occupies about 23.7 hectares


Swinnie Woods - Jedburgh

Outdoor Activities

A short circular through the Swinnie Plantation, Swinnie Woods is one of the smallest woodlands managed by Forestry Commission Scotland in the Scottish Borders.


Cruggleton Castle Walk - Newton Stewart

Low Level Walks

Approximately half a days walk to Cruggleton Castle.


St Mary's Loch - Selkirk

Outdoor Activities

St Mary's Loch lies right in the heart of the Scottish Borders between Selkirk and Moffat and provides a beautiful setting for a relaxing walk.


Barrhill Woods - Kirkcudbright

Nature & Animals

Barhill Woods


Ford to Crichton Castle - Pathhead

Low Level Walks

This walk is from Ford to Crichton Castle via Vogrie Country Park. Start on good tracks and paths, followed by informal country paths


RSPB Ken Dee Marshes - Castle Douglas

Low Level Walks

A stunning wetland and woodland reserve in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.


New Luce To Kilhern - New Luce

Low Level Walks

A 3.5km circular farmland and moorland walk, taking approximately 3 hours to complete.


Roslin Glen Country Park - Roslin

Parks & Gardens

Roslin Glen Country Park, a place with a rich industrial and cultural heritage. Explore the natural Esk Valley on a number of walks spotting wildlife


Glenkinnon Community Woodland - Galashiels

Low Level Walks

A short route with an excellent biodiversity trail. Distance: 1 mile/45 min-1 hour


Sarlfoot To Old Graitney - Gretna

Low Level Walks

A 3.5km circular walk, passing through town, merse and farmland settings.


Eildon Hills - Melrose

Low Level Walks

These distinctive hills have well marked routes for walking as part of longer routes or just as a day out in themselves


Round the Water and Carstramon Woods - Gatehouse of Fleet

Low Level Walks

This circular countryside and woodland walk is 11km and takes about 4 hours to complete.


Glentress Forest - Ponds Trail - Glentress

Low Level Walks

Stroll around the enchanted Glentress ponds with lots of wildlife spotting opportunities en route.


RSPB Mull of Galloway - Stranraer

Nature & Animals

An outstanding coastal reserve of grassland and heath.


The Crichton Grounds and Gardens - Dumfries

Parks & Gardens

The Crichton is an 85 acre parkland estate in Dumfries with beautifully maintained grounds, gardens and arboretum. Free access and parking.


Wamphray Glen - Moffat

Low Level Walks

A 5km circular wood, farmland and quiet road walk around picturesque Wamphray Glen.