Parks and Walks

Rail Route

Parks and Walks


A taster of the vast amount of beautiful nature and greenery in Midlothian and the Borders. Great for a leisurely stroll and exploring new places with the family in some of Scotlands most scenic parks, all easily accessible by the borders railway.

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What you'll see

Brunstane Burn walk - Edinburgh

Low Level Walks

This is a walk and cycle way all along the burn and the route is now part of the John Muir Way

Newhailes Estate - Musselburgh

Castles & Stately Homes

The Estate around Newhailes House is set in a designed landscape full of interesting features and the woodland and estate walks with fine views.

Dalkeith Country Park Circuit - Dalkeith

Outdoor Activities

Dalkeith Country Park is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors - be it on foot or by bike there are many routes to…

Ironmills Park - Dalkeith

Parks & Gardens

An iron foundry was established here in 1648, manufacturing iron bars, sheet iron and heavy metal goods. The hammers were powered by the water from…

Newbattle Circular - Dalkeith

Nature & Animals

This short but scenic walking path starts at the car park at Newbattle Abbey College.

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…

Arniston Park - Gorebridge

Parks & Gardens

Park with children's play area and an artificial grass sports pitch

Bank Street Gardens - Galashiels

Parks & Gardens

The Gardens were gifted to Galashiels Town Council shortly after the Second World War

Tweedbank Gunknowe Loch - Tweedbank

Low Level Walks

This very short circular around Tweedbank Park and Gunknowe Loch is a lovely family nature trail for everyone to enjoy.

Salmon Pools on the Tweed - Galashiels

Outdoor Activities

One of three salmon pools on this bend in the River Tweed.

Abbotsford Grounds - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

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

Langlee Community Woodland - Galashiels

Low Level Walks

This wood is managed by Borders Forest Trust and was planted by children, groups and individuals of the town in 1997.