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

Harmony Garden - Melrose

Parks & Gardens

Discover peace among manicured lawns and scented borders with panoramic views of Melrose Abbey and the Eildon Hills.

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

Danderhall Park - Danderhall

Parks & Gardens

- Artificial Sports Pitch - Changing Facilities

Birkenside Park - Gorebridge

Parks & Gardens

Children's play area, artificial sports pitch and changing facilities

Bank Street Gardens - Galashiels

Parks & Gardens

The Gardens were gifted to Galashiels Town Council shortly after the Second World War

Elmlea Plants - Newton Stewart

Parks & Gardens

Elmlea plants is a small, family run nursery set in the garden behind our little cottage in Galloway.

Pentland Hills Regional Park - Edinburgh

Parks & Gardens

The park has 100km of waymarked paths, including challenging hill walks and routes more suitable for families

Tweedbank Gunknowe Loch and Trail - Tweedbank

Low Level Walks

This very short circular around Tweedbank Park and Gunknowe Loch is a lovely family nature trail for everyone to enjoy.

Quercus Garden Plants - Lamancha

Parks & Gardens

Unique and inspiring gardens and nursery where we grow, propagate and sell plants that are interesting, unusual but well suited to growing in Scottish Gardens.

Cringletie Walled Garden - Peebles

Parks & Gardens

Cringletie House 400 year old walled garden, today producing fruit, vegetables and flowers for the hotel.

Forest of Ae - Ae Village

Parks & Gardens

The scenic Forest of Ae is located between Nithsdale and Annandale, with the first trees being planted in the 1920s.

Pentland Hills Regional Park (Flotterstone) - Penicuik

Scenic Views

One of the many places you can access the Pentland Hills Regional Park

Galloway House Gardens - Newton Stewart

Parks & Gardens

The Gardens and the House were constructed in the 1740’s for Lord Alexander Garlies, who became 6th Earl of Galloway.

Arniston Park - Gorebridge

Parks & Gardens

Park with children's play area and an artificial grass sports pitch

Tree Trail at Duns Public Park - Duns

Low Level Walks

An easy access path around the Tree Trail in Duns Public Park which has a variety of trees to enjoy.

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.

Springfield Mill - Lasswade

Parks & Gardens

Lovely walks on Tarred pathway to riverside, suitable for wheelchairs, and whin pathways to woodlands, ponds and wildflower meadows

Shedden Park - Kelso

Parks & Gardens

The entrance to the park is marked by a triumphal arch, erected and paid for by the people of Kelso

Stobo Japanese Water Gardens - Peebles

Parks & Gardens

The Stobo Japanese Water Garden was created over a hundred years ago and is a serene and tranquil hidden gem in the grounds of Stobo…

Ironmills Park - Dalkeith

Parks & Gardens

An iron foundry was established here in 1648, manufacturing iron bars, sheet iron and heavy metal goods. The hammers were powered by the water from…

Castle Kennedy Gardens - Stranraer

Parks & Gardens

Come to wander, explore, learn, play in our 75 acre historic garden.

Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve - Loanhead

Parks & Gardens

Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve is a small wildlife haven, set amid rolling farmland, and close to Loanhead and Straiton Retail Park

Dean Castle Country Park - Kilmarnock

Parks & Gardens

Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family.

Pease Dean Wildlife Reserve - Cockburnspath

Nature & Animals

Pease Dean is a beautiful, ancient semi-natural woodland.

Threave Garden & Estate - Castle Douglas

Parks & Gardens

Garden & Estate

Wilton Lodge Park - Hawick

Outdoor Activities

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

Castramond Wood - Gatehouse of Fleet

Parks & Gardens

Carstramon Wood is a large semi-natural broadleaved woodlands, near Gatehouse of Fleet. T