About John Buchan Way
A long linear route between Peebles and Broughton through the hills and valleys of Tweeddale. Although this route is sign-posted it is advisable to take an ordnance survey map as well. The most prominent hills are near Stobo Hope head – Penvalla and Hammer Head. The John Buchan Way was named after the author and diplomat John Buchan (1875- 1940), who has many associations with the area. Most people today would remember him as a novelist; his best known being “The Thirty-Nine Steps.” You can also learn about his story in the small museum dedicated to his life on Peebles High Street.