Ogilvie Trail – Holefield to Carter bar

Driving Route

Ogilvie Trail – Holefield to Carter bar


This tour is 56.98 miles long, please allow at least 1 hour 50 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

This car trail takes you to the places that were significant in Ogilvie’s life and to many of the places mentioned in his poems. You will get the chance to hear the ;poems while looking at the views that inspired them. Much of the countryside is quite remote. The roads are quiet and often single track. By following these routes you will not only get to know and love Ogilvie’s poetry but also see beautiful parts of the Scottish Borders unseen by most visitors.

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What you'll see

Holefield Cairn - Kelso

Monuments & Statues

Farm and Birthplace of Will H Ogilvie

Langham Bridge - Mindrum


A disused road bridge over the Bowmont Water.

Kirk Yetholm PW Stone - Kirk Yetholm

Monuments & Statues

A stone marking the end of the Pennine Way in Kirk Yetholm

Cocklawfoot - Kelso


A remote farm in the Cheviot Hills

Border Gate - Kelso


The English Scottish Border on a hill route through the Cheviots

Hownam - Kelso


A viewpoint looking up to Hownam Law

Whitton Edge

History & Heritage

A panoramic view of the Border Country

Pennymuir Hall - Jedburgh


An old Community Hall in the upper Kale Valley.

Towford - Jedburgh

Nature & Animals

A ford across the River Kale.

Carter Bar - Jedburgh

Monuments & Statues

Two marker stones to mark the border of Scotland and England