Gorebridge Circular Walk

Walking Route

Gorebridge Circular Walk


The Gorebridge circular walk is a route around the village, established by the Gorebridge and District Environmental Group.

The route is waymarked throughout in a clockwise direction, with the SCOTWAYS symbol denoting, Gorebridge Circular Walk.

Please note there are steep steps, stiles and kissings, so isn’t fully accessible. We suggest you wear suitable footwear too.

Allow at least 3 hours to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

8mi / 13km
Total climb:
1,148ft / 350m
Total descent:
1,148ft / 350m
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What you'll see

Newbyres Castle - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Built around 1543, the castle is little more than a ruin.

Main Street - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Shops built on land owned by Dewar of Vogrie, supplied the needs of both the gunpowder mills and the coal mines around Gorebridge

Railway Station - Gorebridge

Train Stations

The station opened in 1847, but closed in 1969 due to the cuts in railway services recommended by Dr Richard Beeching. The station is now…

Stobsmills Gunpowder Mill - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Scotland’s first industrial gunpowder mills started production here in 1794.

Shank Bridge - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Three bridges have stood here, built respectively in 1802, 1901, and 1977.

Gore Glen Woodland Park - Gorebridge

Nature & Animals

Situated partly on a reclaimed coal bing from the Arniston Colliery, and partly in the valley of the Gore Water, this green space is mostly…

Common Wood - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

This common land was used as a stopping place for cattle drovers

The Camp - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

The highest part of the walk provides splendid panoramic views of up to 14 counties

Stobhill - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

In the mid 19th century, Stobhill was a small mining hamlet with a school and inn.

Catcune Granary and Fushiebridge - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

This has not always been a quiet rural spot

Catcune Castle - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Built by the Borthwick family in the 14th century as a fortified residence. By the 1950s, only a few stones were left, but nothing now…

Aldersyde - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

For a short time, this was home of authoress Annie S Swan. ‘Aldersyde’ was her first successful novel