Soonhope and Lee Pen

Walking Route

Soonhope and Lee Pen


This linear route is a hill walk with great rewards both in terms of views and a stunning open ridge walk culminating down the steep slopes of Lee Pen.

We recommend that you park in Innerleithen and take the bus to the start of your walk in Peebles. Although the ascents and descents are not severe there is a notably steep descent at Leithen Door.

8.5mi / 13.5km
Total climb:
1,902ft / 580m
Total descent:
1,968ft / 600m
Towns along route:
Difficulty notes:
Forestry tracks, farm tracks, paths and open hill and hill tracks. Some sections may be muddy at times. Boots or strong shoes recommended.
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