Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll or something more demanding. There are 1500 miles of dedicated walking routes in the Borders. A lot of these walking routes are themed so you will be walking in the footsteps of famous names from history.
The Borders Abbey Way (65 miles) connects the great abbeys of Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh and is broken down into four sections. The 60 mile St. Cuthbert’s Walk follows the life of one of the north’s great loved saints who ministered at Melrose before ending up at Holy Island.
John Buchan Way is a path covering 13 miles from Peebles to Broughton and the beautiful Berwickshire Coastal path - going from Berwick upon Tweed to St Abbs is under 17 miles. This walk has superb scenery and a coastline full of wildlife, secret covers and harbours.
There are many footpaths across the Lammermuirs and some start from Oxton (the Carfraemill) and Lauder.
Your lodge is full of maps and books of walks in both the Scottish Borders and the Lothians. There are also mystery/adventure trails around Edinburgh.
There is a lovely book by Alistair Moffat covering The Hidden Ways or lost paths of Scotland. Many of these stories meander through the Scottish Borders and a lovely one is the Herring Trail from Dunbar to Lauder.
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