The Two Bridges

Walking Route  -
Easy

Rennie’s Bridge, that you go over, was designed by John Rennie, a smaller version of Waterloo Bridge in London.

height
2.5mi
4km
trending_flat
197ft
60m
trending_flat
197ft
60m
Towns along route: Kelso

Tibbie Tamson’s Grave

Walking Route  -
Moderate

A most attractive and emotive circular up to Tibbie’s grave (buried by the people of Selkirk in 1790, possibly a suicide) through woodland and farmland.

height
4mi
6.5km
trending_flat
853ft
260m
trending_flat
853ft
260m
Towns along route: Galashiels

Torwoodlee Circular

Walking Route  -
Moderate

This route mainly follows old farm tracks and country roads. Although the suggested start is from Clovenfords you may wish to start from the drive to Torwoodlee House taking a visit to Torwoodlee Tower.

height
5.5mi
8.5km
trending_flat
623ft
190m
trending_flat
623ft
190m
Towns along route: Clovenfords

Traquair and Damhead

Walking Route  -
Hard

A great circular with two distinct landscapes – forestry and farmland. There is a reasonable amount of climb through the forest and take care through the farmland as the hills and fields are stocked.

height
7mi
11.5km
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
Towns along route: Traquair

Traquair to Melrose

Walking Route  -
Hard

This route is one of 12 sections of the Southern Upland Way. The two halves of this section have very different landscapes.

height
17.5mi
28.5km
trending_flat
2,952ft
900m
trending_flat
3,214ft
980m
Towns along route: Traquair, Melrose

Tree Trail at Duns Public Park

Walking Route  -
Easy

Duns Public Park is well worth a visit not just to look at the attractive and various tree species but also to see the John Duns Scotus statue, the unusual benches and the stately park gates.

height
1mi
1.5km
trending_flat
98ft
30m
trending_flat
98ft
30m
Towns along route: Duns

Tweedbank and Abbotsford

Walking Route  -
Easy

A short circular that you can start from the railway station passing by Gunknowe Loch, Abbotsford and returning on the Borders Abbeys Way (one of Scotland’s Great Trails) along the River Tweed.

height
3.5mi
5.5km
trending_flat
230ft
70m
trending_flat
230ft
70m
Towns along route: Tweedbank

Tweedbank Nature Trail

Walking Route  -
Easy

This very short circular around Tweedbank Park and Gunknowe Loch was intended as a family nature trail which anyone can enjoy.

height
1mi
1.5km
trending_flat
131ft
40m
trending_flat
131ft
40m
Towns along route: Tweedbank

Tweedbank Park and Gunknowe Loch

Walking Route  -
Easy

A good route for a short walk from Abbotsford to observe the ducks and swans on the Loch. Abbotsford was the home of Sir Walter Scott.

height
1.5mi
2.5km
trending_flat
131ft
40m
trending_flat
131ft
40m
Towns along route: Tweedbank

Tynron Doon

Walking Route  -
Easy

Linear forest track and open hill walk. 4.5 km/3miles long, taking around 1½ hours to complete. Hard surfaced tracks and open hill tracks, soft in places with gates.

height
1mi
2km
trending_flat
66ft
20m
trending_flat
33ft
10m

Union Chain Bridge Circular

Walking Route  -
Easy

Crossing the historic Union Chain Bridge takes you onto a circular route in the English borders. The Union Chain Bridge was built in 1820 by Royal Naval Captain Sir Samuel Brown under the guidance of Scottish civil engineers, Robert Stevenson and John Rennie.

height
3.5mi
5.5km
trending_flat
164ft
50m
trending_flat
164ft
50m
Towns along route: Paxton

Venlaw and Soonhope

Walking Route  -
Hard

A short circular with a big punch (it feels longer than it actually is) in a popular glen in Peebles due to great views south over to Hundleshope Heights; includes a short steep climb and descent.

height
3.5mi
5.5km
trending_flat
558ft
170m
trending_flat
558ft
170m

Vertish Hill and Willistruther Loch

Walking Route  -
Moderate

A circular route through woodland and farmland over Vertish Hill and out to Willistruther Loch. The path around the Loch has recently been improved thanks to grant money and you may wish to follow the path around the loch while you are there.

height
6mi
10km
trending_flat
1,115ft
340m
trending_flat
1,115ft
340m
Towns along route: Hawick

Wanlockhead to Beattock

Walking Route  -
Challenge

This route is one of 12 sections of the Southern Upland Way. You will have seen the golf ball on the top of Lowther Hill as you came in to Wanlockhead the day before and now you will be climbing up to it.

height
19.5mi
31.5km
trending_flat
3,050ft
930m
trending_flat
4,034ft
1,230m
Towns along route: Wanlockhead, Beattock

Water of Minnoch

Walking Route  -
Moderate

Circular riverside, woodland and forest walk. 11.5km/7 miles - allow 3½ hours. Covers hard surface path and track.

height
7.5mi
12km
trending_flat
623ft
190m
trending_flat
623ft
190m
Towns along route: Glentrool

Whithorn to Rispain

Walking Route  -
Easy

Whithorn to Rispain Camp is a short walk, leaving from a gate behind the Whithorn Priory Church on Bruce Street, and going across country to Rispain, an Iron Age fortified farmstead.

height
1.5mi
2km
trending_flat
131ft
40m
trending_flat
98ft
30m

Whitmuir Loch, Lindean Loch and Selkirk Hill

Walking Route  -
Easy

A good circular exploring the countryside east of the town passing Selkirk’s old racecourse, Whitmuir Loch and the east end of Lindean Loch before returning to the start up Selkirk Hill.

height
6mi
9.5km
trending_flat
722ft
220m
trending_flat
722ft
220m
Towns along route: Galashiels

Wig Bay Walk

Walking Route  -
Easy

A circular shoreline and countryside walk,3.5km/2 miles long. Allow 1 hour to complete. Consists of hard surface track, roadside pavement and verge and sandy, pebbly shore.

height
3mi
5km
trending_flat
66ft
20m
trending_flat
98ft
30m
Towns along route: Kirkcolm

Wood of Cree

Walking Route  -
Easy

Circular woodland walk. 3.5km/2 miles - allow 1½ hours. Covers beaten earth and hard surface path, track and steps.

height
2mi
3.5km
trending_flat
361ft
110m
trending_flat
361ft
110m

Yetholm and Currburn Circular

Walking Route  -
Challenge

This grand circular follows St Cuthbert’s Way (one of Scotland’s Great Trails) in part and the Pennine Way; with an option to follow a higher or lower route.

height
10mi
16.5km
trending_flat
2,066ft
630m
trending_flat
2,066ft
630m
Towns along route: Yetholm