Coast and Waters Walks

Walking Route

Coast and Waters Walks


In the South of Scotland, there are many bodies of water - from the north sea to the irish sea with many reservoirs and lochs inbetween.

Here we've selected an interesting range of walks with views of the water in the background.

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What you'll see

Kelso to Roxburgh - Kelso

Low Level Walks

Walk starts at Kelso Abbey. Grassy riverside path with stiles and steps. Disused railway track providing level ground. Distance: 6 miles/3 hours

Cauldshiels loch - Melrose

Low Level Walks

A small loch, wooded on its north shore and a great habitat for birdlife. Folklore records that the loch is home to a bogle in…

Ring of St Mary's Loch - Selkirk

Outdoor Activities

A circuit around the beautiful St Mary's loch, the largest in the Scottish Borders with ever-changing stunning views.

Tweed River viewpoints - Peebles

Low Level Walks

The River Tweed is 97 miles long and runs east through the Scottish Borders down into northern England and has some wonderful walks along the…

St Mary's Isle Walk - Kirkcudbright

Low Level Walks

A 4.5 mile gentle circular walk that takes you out of the bustling town of Kirkcudbright to a tranquil woodland route along the banks of…

Senwick Shore Walk - Kirkcudbright

Low Level Walks

A 4 mile linear coastal walk, from a popular beach to Senwick Old Church graveyard.

Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve - Moffat

Low Level Walks

The National Trust for Scotland’s Grey Mare’s Tail Reserve is one of Scotland’s Upland jewels, with its impressive waterfall and wild mountainous landscape.

Barnkirk Point - Annan

Low Level Walks

The end of the Annandale way at Barnkirk Point, with great views over the Solway Firth.

River Annan Walk - Annan

Low Level Walks

A circular riverside walk, with three varying options and lengths, from 2.5km-10km.

Gatehouse to Sandgreen - Castle Douglas

Low Level Walks

This circular woodland, countryside and coastal walk is 12.5km and takes approximately 4 hours to complete.