Walking in the Scottish Borders

Burnbrae self catering cottages are set within a homestead of approximately thirty acres of farmland which now lie fallow. They are blissfully quiet and peaceful and have lovely views across working farmland in all directions, and southwards to the Cheviot hills.

And it's all easily accessible from your cottage door. How about an early morning stroll down to the burn? Maybe a riverside walk with your dog? Or perhaps taking a day to complete a stretch of the Borders Abbeys Way? The rolling Borders countryside means you can make your walks as easy or as testing as you wish. And as a family of keen walkers, we are happy to suggest walks to suit your abilities.

With some 1,500 miles of dedicated, waymarked walking routes, the Scottish Borders is a walker's paradise. Six national routes pass through the Borders, including The Pennine Way, The Southern Upland Way, The Borders Abbeys Way, and the recently-introduced John Buchan Way - although it's a wee bit further than 39 Steps!

Every September the Scottish Borders hosts a Walking Festival - the longest-established in Scotland - which is based around one of the Borders towns for up to a week at a time, with 3 to 5 walks every day.

Wonderful views while walking in beautiful Scottish Borders
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Some useful links for Scottish Borders walks

A circular walk in the heart of the Scottish Borders, full of attractive countryside passing by four 12th Century Abbeys and through several local Border Towns.

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