Walking


Hill Walking

The Scottish Borders are the perfect place for walkers all year round – whether it’s a gentle stroll or something more demanding.

The Borders are home to six national walks including one third of the 212 mile Southern Upland Way and at Kirk Yetholm, the official finishing point for the 268-mile Pennine Way.

There are some 1500 miles of dedicated walking routes in the Scottish Borders, many of them themed, so you will often find yourself following in the footsteps of famous names from history. There are many walks ranging from the Borders Abbey Way (65 miles) connecting the four great abbeys; St Cuthbert’s Way (60 miles).  Every year the Scottish Borders holds a walking festival. The festival runs from 31 August to 6 September and more information is available at www.borderswalking.com.


Some useful sites are:

http://www.visitscottishborders.com/WhatToSee/Walking/default.aspx
http://www.borderswalking.com
http://www.jedforesttrails.org
http://www.southernuplandway.gov.uk/cms


Town Walks

There are many interesting walks in Jedburgh and the surrounding countryside, click here for details.

Throughout August and September, you can participate in the Historic Jedburgh Guided Walks. These guided walks are 90 minutes long and led with local volunteers.

The times are as follows:

Mondays and Wednesdays - 2.30 pm
Fridays - 5.00 pm

The walks start at the Tourist Information Centre.

 The town trail, which is a very interesting walk is approximately 1 1/2 miles long. You can download the file from the link below or alternatively, you can also purchase the Town Trail Booklet online.

http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/downloads/file/697/paths_around_jedburgh