Around Minch Moor and Plora Craig

Walking Route

Around Minch Moor and Plora Craig


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!

You may also wish to take the short detour up hill to reach the summit of Minch Moor. This is a route through a forestry plantation and tracks can be as disorientating as hill routes please carry a detailed map like an ordnance survey and be prepared to turn back if there are forestry operations.

Walkerburn lies 2 miles east of Innerleithen on the A72 Peebles road.

10mi / 16km
Total climb:
2,066ft / 630m
Total descent:
2,066ft / 630m
Towns along route:
Walkerburn, Innerleithen
Difficulty notes:
Forestry tracks and short section on quiet road. Some sections may be muddy at times. Boots or strong shoes recommended.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Walkerburn is a small village on the A72 road, about 8 miles from Peebles.


Towns & Villages

The small town of Innerleithen sits at the confluence of the River Tweed where it meets the Leithen Water. Inver is a common prefix for…