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

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.