The Minto Hills

Walking Route

The Minto Hills


A circular route passing through the Minto Hills with the option of ascending to their summits; also passes through the settlement of Minto.

After enjoying the twin domes of the Minto Hills rising to 276m you may want to have a look at two of Denholm’s notable buildings – Dr John Leyden’s thatched house who was a poet and linguist. Also worthy of note is The Text House a superlative example of an Arts and Crafts building.

Denholm lies 3 miles north-east of Hawick on the A698.

5.5mi / 9km
Total climb:
689ft / 210m
Total descent:
689ft / 210m
Towns along route:
Denholm, Minto
Difficulty notes:
Roads, track and path. Boots or strong shoes recommended.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

The village of Denholm is built around the Green. In the middle of the Green stands Leyden's Monument which was erected in 1861


Towns & Villages

Minto is a village located 6 miles north-east of Hawick, north of the River Teviot.