Historic & Heritage Walks

Walking Route

Historic & Heritage Walks


A range of walks around the area to learn more about the history or heritage of the area.

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What you'll see

Abbotsford Grounds - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

A pleasant circular route around Abbotsford’s grounds, home of Sir Walter Scott

Tibbie Tamson’s Grave - Selkirk

Monuments & Statues

An attractive circular walk up to Tibbie’s grave through woodland and farmland. Boots or strong shoes needed in wet conditions. Distance: 4 miles/2-3 hours

The Thomson Monument - Kelso

Monuments & Statues

On a hill south west of Ednam stands a monument to James Thomson, who was born in in Ednam in 1700, the son of Ednam’…

Union Chain Bridge Circular - Berwick upon Tweed

Low Level Walks

Crossing the historic Union Chain Bridge takes you onto a circular route in the English borders

Smugglers Trail - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities

The Smuggler's Trail is a route retracing the history of smugglers from the 1750s on the Berwickshire coast.

Dere Street Roman Road, Soutra - Soutra


Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers on the empire’s main road through the south of Scotland.

Ford to Crichton Castle - Pathhead

Low Level Walks

This walk is from Ford to Crichton Castle via Vogrie Country Park. Start on good tracks and paths, followed by informal country paths

Roslin to Penicuik - Gunpowder and Paper - Roslin

Nature & Animals

A walk taking in Midlothian’s former paper and gunpowder mill sites.

Cally Woods Trail

Low Level Walks

This circular woodland walk is 5km long and takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Blackpark to Threave/Bridge of Dee

Low Level Walks

8km walk from Blackpark to Threave Estate.

Tynron Doon Nature Walk

Low Level Walks

This 6km walk starts at Tynron Hall Car Park.