Black Hill and Burnhouses

Walking Route

Black Hill and Burnhouses


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.

The route goes through varied terrain with great views – be aware that you are passing through several working farms.

Snuffy Hole lies 3 miles from Duns on the Longformacus road.

13mi / 21km
Total climb:
1,771ft / 540m
Total descent:
1,771ft / 540m
Towns along route:
Abbey St Bathans, Ellemford, Duns
Difficulty notes:
Tracks, field margins, woodland paths, minor roads.
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What you'll see

Abbey St Bathans

Towns & Villages

Abbey St Bathans is situated in a wooded valley which follows the Whiteadder Water.


Towns & Villages

Ellemford is a private estate with open countryside, woods and rivers.


Towns & Villages

The town of Duns was once a thriving livestock town with a large market square.