Venlaw and Soonhope

Walking Route

Venlaw and Soonhope


A short circular with a big punch (it feels longer than it actually is) in a popular glen in Peebles due to great views south over to Hundleshope Heights; includes a short steep climb and descent.

Look out for the eccentric line of holiday huts on the east side. You may choose to do the longer Venlaw circuit which also follows good tracks through forestry.

3.5mi / 5.5km
Total climb:
558ft / 170m
Total descent:
558ft / 170m
Difficulty notes:
Roads and good tracks. Boots or strong shoes needed in wet conditions.
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What you'll see

The 'John Buchan Story' Museum - Peebles

Museums & Exhibitions

The Museum follows his extraordinary career. Artefacts, photos & Buchan's writings to tell a remarkable story.