Gala Circuit

Walking Route

Gala Circuit


This route is a challenge and includes Neidpath Hill, Clovenfords, Ladhope Woodland and Langlee Woodland.

Starting from the Gala Policies, a pretty woodland park purchased by the Council for people to enjoy, you will follow the Southern Upland Way before turning up to Neidpath Hill, topped with old stone cairns. Clovenfords housed a vineyard for 90 years from 1869. This whole route takes in sections of the other Galashiels paths and you have the option of shortening your day by returning to the town centre from various points.

17.5mi / 28km
Total climb:
3,182ft / 970m
Total descent:
3,182ft / 970m
Towns along route:
Difficulty notes:
Paths, tracks, minor roads (some areas may be muddy at times).
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What you'll see

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open.


Towns & Villages

Clovenfords is a small village 4 miles west of Galashiels.