Around Cademuir Forest and Forts

Walking Route

Around Cademuir Forest and Forts


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.

The forts are worth visiting but beware of surprisingly steep and slippy sections; on a clear day the views to the Manor Hills from this wee rocky hill are excellent.

5.5mi / 9km
Total climb:
951ft / 290m
Total descent:
951ft / 290m
Difficulty notes:
Road, good path, forest path and open hillside.
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What you'll see

The 'John Buchan Story' Museum - Peebles

Museums & Exhibitions

The Museum follows his extraordinary career. Artefacts, photos & Buchan's writings to tell a remarkable story.