John Buchan Way

Walking Route

John Buchan Way


A long linear route between Peebles and Broughton through the hills and valleys of Tweeddale. Although this route is sign-posted it is advisable to take an ordnance survey map as well.

The most prominent hills are near Stobo Hope head – Penvalla and Hammer Head. John Buchan is one of Tweeddale’s most famous sons and you can also learn about his story in the small museum dedicated to his life on Peebles High Street.

14mi / 22.5km
Total climb:
2,427ft / 740m
Total descent:
2,329ft / 710m
Towns along route:
Difficulty notes:
Road, farm tracks, paths and open hill. Boots or strong shoes recommended.
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What you'll see

The 'John Buchan Story' Museum - Peebles

Museums & Exhibitions

The Museum follows his extraordinary career. Artefacts, photos & Buchan's writings to tell a remarkable story.


Towns & Villages

The small village of Broughton in the Scottish Borders Broughton sits near to the Biggar Water, near where it flows into the River Tweed.