Bonchester Bridge and Hill

Walking Route

Bonchester Bridge and Hill


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

Hobkirk Church was designed by David Rhind and built in 1863. The font was built using stones from successive churches on this site.

Bonchester Bridge lies 5 miles south-east of Hawick on the A6088.

5mi / 8km
Total climb:
951ft / 290m
Total descent:
951ft / 290m
Towns along route:
Bonchester Bridge, Hobkirk
Difficulty notes:
Roads, tracks and open hill. One steady ascent. Boots or strong shoes recommended.
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What you'll see

Bonchester Bridge

Towns & Villages

Bonchester Bridge lies on the Rule water, with the town of Hawick six miles to the North West.


Towns & Villages

The small village of Hobkirk lies by the Rule Water, south-east of Hawick.