Forests and woodlands in the Scottish Borders

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  • Two mountain bikers on a woodland track in Glentress Forest
    Mountain bikers in Glentress Forest
  • Looking over the B6355 road over the Lammermuir hills to the north
    Looking over the B6355 road over the Lammermuir hills to the north
  • A couple mountain biking in the Scottish Borders
    A couple mountain biking in the Scottish Borders
  • Sir Walter Scott's View over the River Tweed towards the Eildon Hills
    Sir Walter Scott's View over the River Tweed towards the Eildon Hills

Breathe in the fresh country air and explore forests and woodlands in the Scottish Borders on foot with an easily accessible range of trails and treks to suit all abilities and interests.

A strikingly beautiful part of Scotland, exploring the forests and woodlands of the Scottish Borders is a great way to grab some fresh air and enjoy some fantastic views.

Explore the seven forests of Tweed Valley Forest Park where you can find waymarked walks, mountain bike trails, fascinating wildlife and stunning scenery. Encounter the remains of prehistoric settlements, medieval farmsteads and a spectacular waterfall on the woodland trails and footpaths of Craik Forest, situated in the heart of the Southern Uplands.

Found deep within the Tweed Valley, Glentress Forest offers 12 miles of walking trails and the opportunity to spot buzzards and roe deer or why not enjoy horse riding trails in Caberston, Cademuir and Cardrona forests?

Use these listings to help plan your trip to the forests and woodlands of the Scottish Borders.

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  1. Cragbank Wood

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

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    Hawick

    Cragbank Wood is a Scottish Natural Heritage Woodland located in the Scottish Borders to the south of Hawick.

  2. Thornielee Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Thornielee wood is part of Tweed Valley Forest Park and can be found around 3 miles east of Walkerburn..

  3. Glentress Peel

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Glentress Peel is located in the heart of the Tweed Valley Forest Park at Glentress.

  4. Newcastleton

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Newcastleton

    Newcastleton forest is situated in the valley of Liddesdale, next to the border with England.

  5. Cademuir Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Located beside Peebles, Cademuir Forest is the smallest and arguably the most peaceful forest in the area, making it ideal for spotting wildlife..

  6. Innerleithen

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Innerleithen Forest is situated in the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders.

  7. Glentress Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Glentress Forest is the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park and is located only an hour's drive south of Edinburgh.

  8. Elibank & Traquair Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Elibank & Traquair Forest are located in the Tweed Valley Forest Park to the south of Innertheithen in the Scottish Borders.

  9. Yair Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    Yair Forest is situated in the heart of Tweed Valley Forest Park and provides breathtaking views over the River Tweed and surrounding hills.

  10. Caberston Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Caberston Forest is located next to the Leithen Water to the north of Innverleithen..

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