Distance: 8.75km; duration: 3 - 4 hours
The walk begins from the romantic ruins of Melrose Abbey and takes in the three summits of the Eildon Hills. Used by the Romans as a signalling point, the summits of this mountain trio offer unparalled vistas across the region and as far as the Lake District. Accessible by excellent tracks, they are some of the most famous landmarks in the Borders.
Ettrick Hills Horseshoe
Distance: 15.75km; duration: 5.5 - 6.5 hours
This pleasant walk follows a fine undulating circuit around the green rounded hills at the head of the Ettrick valley. Beginning with a gradual ascent through the forest this route is easy to follow thanks to the ever-present boundary fences.
St Abb’s Head
Distance:6.25km; duration: 2 hours
This coastal walk takes you around the dramatic coastal headland of St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve. This is a straightforward route around the Mire Loch and the cliffs of the Head. The reserve contains an amazing variety of wildlife and the walk provides the opportunity to see nesting birds on the sheer cliffs. A tearoom is located next to the car park.
Distance: 9.25km; duration: 2.5 - 4 hours
If it's spectacular views you’re after, pay a visit to Yair Forest. Situated near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, this circular route meanders through woodland and open moorland before reaching the Three Brethren Cairns. The cairns there are fantastic vistas of the River Tweed and the surrounding hills.
Glentress Forest Trails
Distance and duration vary.
Glentress Forest is one the 7stanes mountain biking centres, but also offers a range of waymarked walks. The Ponds, Glen and Buzzard’s Nest trails all start near the café building at Glentress Peel. The Time Trail and the Tower Trail begin from the Buzzard’s Nest car park.