Buckholm Circular

Walking Route

Buckholm Circular

Walking

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.

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

Galashiels

Towns & Villages

Lying in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, Galashiels is one of the most popular towns in the Scottish Borders.