Outdoors and Activities

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7stanes Glentress | Peebles

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.


Gladhouse Reservoir - Gorebridge

Nature & Animals
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Gladhouse Reservoir is the largest area of freshwater in the Lothians. It was created in 1879 by the engineer James Leslie


St Mary's Loch - Selkirk

Outdoor Activities
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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.


North Esk Reservoir - Penicuik

Nature & Animals

One of the four reservoirs in the Pentlands regional park.


Jenny Barry’s Cave - Carlops

Nature & Animals

Jenny Barry was reputed to be one of the two witches or 'carlins' from which the village of Carlops takes its name.


The Justice Trail - Jedburgh

Outdoor Activities

Developed by Jedforest Trails with mountain bikers in mind. Distance: 25miles


The Big Tree Society - Jedburgh

Outdoor Activities

Hands on furniture making courses for all abilities


Southern Upland Way - Selkirk

Outdoor Activities

One of Scotland’s Great Trails was designed as a remote walking experience so good planning is necessary. Do not attempt unless properly prepared


Edgelaw Reservoir - Gorebridge

Nature & Animals
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A beautiful spot, surrounded by woodlands to take a walk. Be aware there's no path all around the 36 acre reservoir


Tibbie Shiels circular - Selkirk

Low Level Walks

This is a good walk with beautiful views. Grade: Moderate Distance: 5 miles


Eyemouth Cycle Trail - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities

Four colour coded cycle trails for riders of all levels, using mainly unclassified and B roads starting from Gunsgreen House.


Swinnie Woods - near 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.


Abbotsford Grounds - Melrose

Low Level Walks

A pleasant circular route around Abbotsford’s grounds, home of Sir Walter Scott


Roslin to Penicuik - Gunpowder walking path - Roslin

Nature & Animals

A walk taking in Midlothian’s former paper and gunpowder mill sites.


Shade Park

Parks & Gardens

Children's Play Area


Tweed Valley Forest Park - Glentress

Outdoor Activities
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Tweed Valley Forest Park is made of up seven forests in the Scottish Borders and is the most popular and visited forest in Scotland.


Hirsel Policies and Dunglass Woods - Coldstream

Outdoor Activities

This circular route explores the Hirsel Estate’s policy woodlands starting from Coldstream.


The Wild Outdoors - Mellerstain

Outdoor Activities

Where adventures begin and stories are made


Eyemouth Golf Club - Eyemouth

Golf Course
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Multi award winning golf course located on the stunning Berwickshire Coast


Wilton Lodge Park - Hawick

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


Stobo Japanese Water Gardens - Peebles

Parks & Gardens
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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…


Earlston Diamond Jubilee Path - Innerleithen

Low Level Walks

The Diamond Jubilee Path was developed to provide a long term local legacy in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee


Torwoodlee Golf Course - Galashiels

Golf Course

Recognised as one of the premier clubs in the Borders, Torwoodlee welcomes visitors from around the world to sample a majestic and picturesque 18 hole…


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


John Buchan Way - Peebles

Outdoor Activities

A long distance route (13 miles/5-7 hours) through road, farm tracks, paths and open hill. We advise you take an ordnance survey map


Bier Law Circular - Walkerburn

Low Level Walks

This circular is easier than its length suggests because it follows forestry tracks and has super views over the Tweed Valley hills. Duration: 3-4hours


Tweedbeats - Coldstream

Outdoor Activities

Fishing on the River Tweed


Harlaw Reservoir - Balerno

Nature & Animals
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A gentle walk around a reservoir built to supply water to Edinburgh and surrounding areas


Tweed and Ettrick Valley - Innerleithen

Outdoor Activities

This is a 42 mile route from Innerleithen following the Ettrick Valley.


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


Cauldshiels Loch - Melrose

Low Level Walks

A small loch, wooded on its north shore and a great habitat for birdlife. Folklore records that the loch is home to a bogle in…