A701/Raehills to Lochmaben or Lockerbie

walking Route  -
Hard

This is one of five sections of the Annandale Way. From the A701 one mile north of St Ann’s (OS Map 322 GR072, 953) head up through Hazelbank Plantation, down to Blackburn Cottage and over the fields past Greenbeck and Heathfield farms and over a small timber bridge ('Roger's Leap').

height
10.5mi
17km
trending_flat
1,017ft
310m
trending_flat
623ft
190m
Towns along route: Lochmaben

Abbey St Bathans and Ellemford Bridge

walking Route  -
Hard

Starting in Abbey St Bathans Riverside car park this circular route follows close to the Whiteadder Water through this pretty area north of Duns.

height
7mi
11km
trending_flat
1,148ft
350m
trending_flat
1,148ft
350m
Towns along route: Abbey St Bathans, Ellemford, Duns

Abbotsford and River Tweed

walking Route  -
Moderate

An easy circular following old railway lines paths, tracks and the banks of the River Tweed. Abbotsford was the home of Sir Walter Scott.

height
6.5mi
10.5km
trending_flat
623ft
190m
trending_flat
623ft
190m
Towns along route: Melrose

Abbotsford Grounds

walking Route  -
Easy

A pleasant circular route around Abbotsford’s grounds, home of Sir Walter Scott. His estate is one of the most significant designed landscapes in Scotland, laid out between 1811 and 1825.

height
1.5mi
2km
trending_flat
262ft
80m
trending_flat
262ft
80m

Across the Border

walking Route  -
Hard

This long circular explores the area south-east of Newcastleton passing Mangerton Tower (former tower house of the Armstrongs), following the Anglo-Scots Border and along the banks of Kershope Burn and then Muckle Thwarter Gill.

height
11.5mi
18.5km
trending_flat
1,246ft
380m
trending_flat
1,246ft
380m
Towns along route: Newcastleton

Allan Ramsay Blue Trail

walking Route  -
Easy

Start at The Allan Ramsay Hotel in Carlops. Walk south toward Carlops Church. Cross over the main road and follow the path into the field passing the children’s play area, over the footbridge and left onto the tarmac road.

height
2.5mi
3.5km
trending_flat
230ft
70m
trending_flat
230ft
70m

Allan Ramsay Yellow Trail

walking Route  -
Moderate

From the The Allan Ramsay Hotel walk along the road to Carlops Church and just past the village hall take the track marked Carlophill Farm on the immediate right.

height
6mi
9.5km
trending_flat
1,017ft
310m
trending_flat
1,017ft
310m

Allanton Circular

walking Route  -
Easy

A pleasant circular from the small settlement of Allanton by woodland and farmland. Allanton lies south-east of Chirnside on the Whiteadder Water.

height
2mi
3km
trending_flat
66ft
20m
trending_flat
66ft
20m
Towns along route: Allanton, Chirnside

Around Cademuir Forest and Forts

walking Route  -
Easy

Starting on the John Buchan Way as it heads out of Peebles you will take a short circular through Cademuir Forest with the option of adding on Cademuir Hill’s ridge and an exploration of her forts.

height
5.5mi
9km
trending_flat
951ft
290m
trending_flat
951ft
290m
Towns along route: Peebles

Around Minch Moor and Plora Craig

walking Route  -
Hard

A big forest walk exploring Elibank and Traquair Forest following part of the Southern Upland Way; look out for the Cheese Well so you can leave an offering for the fairies!

height
10mi
16km
trending_flat
2,066ft
630m
trending_flat
2,066ft
630m
Towns along route: Walkerburn, Innerleithen

Ayton and Eyemouth

walking Route  -
Challenge

An interesting circular including a section of the Berwickshire Coastal Path and an Old Post Road that leads you to the attractive settlement of Ayton.

height
14.5mi
23.5km
trending_flat
1,148ft
350m
trending_flat
1,148ft
350m
Towns along route: Eyemouth, Ayton

Bargrennan to St John’s Town of Dalry

walking Route  -
Challenge

This route is one of 12 sections of the Southern Upland Way. If you have stayed the night in the campsite or in Glentrool it is well worth retracing your steps to do the riverside section along the Water of Minnoch.

height
25mi
40.5km
trending_flat
3,083ft
940m
trending_flat
2,985ft
910m
Towns along route: Bargrennan, St. Johns Town of Dalry

Beattock to St Mary’s Loch

walking Route  -
Challenge

This route is one of 12 sections of the Southern Upland Way. At Beattock the route safely crosses under the M74 motorway and out into farmland.

height
22.5mi
36.5km
trending_flat
3,739ft
1,140m
trending_flat
3,313ft
1,010m
Towns along route: Beattock

Berwickshire Coastal Path

walking Route  -
Challenge

With the second highest cliffs on the east coast of Britain the borders has one of the most spectacular coastlines in Britain.

height
24.5mi
39.5km
trending_flat
4,198ft
1,280m
trending_flat
4,264ft
1,300m
Towns along route: Cockburnspath, Cove, St Abbs, Coldingham, Eyemouth, Burnmouth, Berwick Upon Tweed

Bier Law Circular

walking Route  -
Hard

This circular is easier than its length suggests because it follows forestry tracks and has super views over the Tweed Valley hills.

height
8mi
12.5km
trending_flat
1,345ft
410m
trending_flat
1,345ft
410m
Towns along route: Walkerburn, Innerleithen

Birgham Haugh

walking Route  -
Moderate

A short circular by Birgham village over farmland and by woodland and river. Birgham is probably a corruption of the phrase ‘bridge ham’ indicating that this is where people crossed the River Tweed.

height
2mi
3.5km
trending_flat
98ft
30m
trending_flat
98ft
30m
Towns along route: Birgham

Black Hill and Burnhouses

walking Route  -
Challenge

This is a long route that requires the user to have experience of reading maps. You may shorten the route by cutting through Burnhouses Dean and horses may take an alternative route at Birkenside Dean.

height
13mi
21km
trending_flat
1,771ft
540m
trending_flat
1,771ft
540m
Towns along route: Abbey St Bathans, Ellemford, Duns

Blackburn Falls

walking Route  -
Hard

A linear route (the distance given includes your return) going out to visit the waterfalls in the slopes to the west of the village.

height
7mi
11.5km
trending_flat
1,509ft
460m
trending_flat
1,509ft
460m
Towns along route: Newcastleton

Bonchester Bridge and Hill

walking Route  -
Moderate

Explore the area south of Bonchester Bridge on this circular route with an option to omit the climb up Bonchester Hill.

height
5mi
8km
trending_flat
951ft
290m
trending_flat
951ft
290m
Towns along route: Bonchester Bridge, Hobkirk

Borders Abbeys Way

walking Route  -
Hard

The Borders Abbeys Way links the four great ruined abbeys in the Borders’ region – Dryburgh, Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose.

height
10.5mi
17km
trending_flat
1,378ft
420m
trending_flat
1,607ft
490m
Towns along route: Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso, Hawick, Selkirk

Bowden Circular

walking Route  -
Hard

A reasonable long circular that passes round the Eildons rather than including steep climbs; there are great views on much of this route.

height
7.5mi
12km
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
Towns along route: Melrose, Newtown St Boswells

Bowhill’s Duchess’ Drive

walking Route  -
Hard

This circular through forest and hill within Bowhill’s lands is a most popular route due to its good terrain and great views; car parking charges apply.

height
7mi
11.5km
trending_flat
1,378ft
420m
trending_flat
1,378ft
420m
Towns along route: Selkirk, Yarrowford

Bowmont Forest

walking Route  -
Easy

A short circular in this forest that enjoys stunning views at several points. The route we have suggested here follows the green arrows, Roxburghe Estates have also marked two other routes for you to follow.

height
2.5mi
4km
trending_flat
230ft
70m
trending_flat
230ft
70m
Towns along route: Kelso

Buckholm Circular

walking Route  -
Moderate

A circular route with great views over the Gala Water valley crossing farmland, country roads and forests.

height
6mi
9.5km
trending_flat
754ft
230m
trending_flat
754ft
230m
Towns along route: Galashiels

Burnmouth Circular and Chester Hill Fort

walking Route  -
Easy

Partly following the Berwickshire Coastal Path go and explore this fantastic section of the Berwickshire Coastline and Chester Hill Fort.

height
4.5mi
7.5km
trending_flat
820ft
250m
trending_flat
787ft
240m
Towns along route: Burnmouth

Burns Town Trail

walking Route  -
Easy

A pleasant walk around Dumfries town centre, passing by iconic Burns related locations. The trail starts on the banks of the River Nith and corsses the water via two historic Bridges, before heading into the Bustling Town Centre.

height
2mi
3.5km
trending_flat
33ft
10m
trending_flat
33ft
10m

Buxton – Greenhead – Lindean

walking Route  -
Moderate

An enjoyable circular exploring the north-east area of the town following old tracks with great views of Selkirk Town.

height
5mi
8km
trending_flat
886ft
270m
trending_flat
886ft
270m
Towns along route: Selkirk

Caerlee and the River Tweed

walking Route  -
Moderate

Although a short circular this route includes a steep climb up through St Ronan’s Wood, managed by the Woodland Trust.

height
3.5mi
5.5km
trending_flat
328ft
100m
trending_flat
328ft
100m
Towns along route: Innerleithen

Calaburn and Drinkstone Hill

walking Route  -
Hard

Following an old drove road and part of the Borders Abbeys Way this circular route goes over Drinkstone Hill.

height
12.5mi
20km
trending_flat
1,574ft
480m
trending_flat
1,574ft
480m
Towns along route: Hawick

Calroust, the Castles and The Street

walking Route  -
Challenge

This superb long circular passes over archaeology, picks up a short section of the Pennine Way and returns to the start along The Street (historic cross-border route).

height
11.5mi
18.5km
trending_flat
2,165ft
660m
trending_flat
2,165ft
660m
Towns along route: Hownam