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Whether you’re a fan of adrenaline-pumping sports or simply want to relax and unwind in natural surroundings, the beautiful Scottish Borders has it all.
The Scottish Borders offers a fantastic range of activities to ensure you get the most out of Scotland's natural playground. Whether its relaxing treks across rolling hills and lush valleys or flying down rugged terrain on a mountain bike, the wonderfully varied of landscape of the Scottish Borders lends itself to a dizzying array of outdoor activities.
Put on your boots and explore the region along the many waymarked paths. With around 1,500 miles of walking routes in this corner of Scotland alone, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Meanwhile the region’s quiet country roads and waymarked routes are also ideal for those wanting to explore the picturesque countryside on two wheels.
If you prefer to stay dry then get your pulse racing at to one of the excellent routes at the 7stanes mountain biking centres in Glentress & Innerleithen, and Newcastleton. Both experienced bikers and newcomers will find exhilarating trails of all grades that twist and turn through dense forests and steep hillsides.
If you’re looking for a more relaxing day then cast your line into the extraordinary waters of the magnificent River Tweed. Widely regarded as one of the world’s best salmon rivers it also has an excellent run of sea trout both in the summer and in autumn.
Tee off in the Scottish Borders and play your way around the region's fantastic 18 and 9-hole golf courses. The Freedom of the Fairways Golf Passport, Scotland’s best-selling golf pass, will help you make the most out of 21 of the region’s superb courses.
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One of the best ways to appreciate the breathtaking natural beauty of the Scottish Borders is on two wheels.
The world-famous 7stanes mountain biking centres showcase some of the very best trails in southern Scotland.
The Scottish Borders is has one of the world’s top salmon rivers along with excellent shore and boat fishing.
Explore the Scottish Borders on foot and you’ll discover stunning rolling hills and a beautiful rugged coastline.
The Scottish Borders is a paradise for golfers and offers great value on both championship courses and golfing breaks.
Enjoy an action-packed adventure in the Scottish Borders on an active holiday.
Explore the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders on a horse riding trip. Practise your riding skills at a riding centre or enjoy one of the exciting trails.
Head to the Scottish Borders with friends and family for a watersports adventure. With surfing, diving, sailing and kayaking on offer you won't be disappointed.