John Buchan Way

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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
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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.

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