Buckholm Circular

Walking Route

Buckholm Circular


A circular route with great views over the Gala Water valley crossing farmland, country roads and forests.

The route passes Buckholm Tower built in 1582 by John Hoppringil (Pringle). An alternative route takes you up to Dobie’s Grave. Legend has it that Dobie died when he accepted a wager to play his bagpipes all the way from Galashiels to Lauder.

6mi / 9.5km
Total climb:
754ft / 230m
Total descent:
754ft / 230m
Difficulty notes:
Paths, forest and farm tracks, and minor roads. Stiles, gates, bridges on route.
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What you'll see

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open.