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Walking Holiday Scottish Borders

The landscape of the Scottish Borders is characterised by green, rolling hills divided by beautiful river valleys; the most famous of which is the Tweed.

Border Forest Walks - The landscape of the Borders is characterised by extensive forests. Many of these forests were planted 40 years ago or more, and are coming to their first maturity.

The Coastal Walk - A superb coastline of approximately 32 miles with many small coves and natural harbours. The birdlife is magnificent, and St Abb's Head, managed jointly by the National Trust for Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, is a National Nature Reserve.

Town and Village Walks - There is no better way to find out about a place than by walking round it. There are local walks leaflets for many towns and villages, others are in preparation.

Ranger Led Walks - The Scottish Borders Council's Ranger Service operates a Guided Walks programme all year round, including winter walks.

Long Distance Walks - St Cuthbert's Way leads from Melrose, where St Cuthbert is said to have started his ministry, to Holy Island (Lindisfarne), where he ended his days.

The Southern Upland Way - For the experienced backpacker the Southern Upland Way, offers a challenging coast-to-coast crossing of Southern Scotland from Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath in Berwickshire passing through Melrose. It is possible to walk sections of the route in a day.

Border Abbeys Way - This circular route covering many of the main Borders Towns, as well as linking the four great abbeys on foot, is steadily being developed, and is being opened in sections as work progresses.


We welcome walkers, cyclists and motor cyclists, and are ideally placed for anyone touring the area.

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“Thanks for your excellent hospitality in such beautiful surroundings. We will definitely be back.”


Braidwood Guest House, Buccleuch Street, Melrose. Scotland TD6 9LD   01896 822488   Email: [email protected]


Walking Holiday Scottish Borders

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