Walks and Places of Interest
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in and around our area which are worth a visit. These are shown in the map here, with links to further information.
Our community is located between the Lammermuir hills and the Tweed Valley (Merse), and there are many pleasant walks in and around the area. The long distance coast to coast route, the Southern Upland Way, is about 7 miles north of Gavinton. It passes through Lauder, Longformacus, Abbey St Bathans, and to the coast at Cockburnspath.
A selection of 26 local walks is shown on the map here, with links to detailed route maps for each walk to print out for navigation, and the location of car parks. The walks range from 3-13 miles, some circular, and others between two points. Route descriptions are available for some walks.
For those with smartphones, route waypoints are available to download (GPX files) to a suitable navigation app (such as ViewRanger). The phone, used as a SatNav, provides an excellent navigational aid, and (once downloaded) doesn’t require a mobile signal or consume valuable data. Remember, a paper map (printout) is an essential backup. A portable phone charger and compass are also advisable.
The 26 walks in our map have been drawn from the following public sources:
- ScotWays – useful leaflet of paths in and around the Lammermuirs
- walkhighlands – walks around Eyemouth, Duns and Coldstream
- Southern Upland Way (SUW) – the whole route, including our area
- SUW short walks – detailed leaflet on walks on the eastern section of the SUW; map of all walks on page 3, and walks in our area (#30 to #35) on pages 46-54 (Borders Council)
- Walks-Scottish Borders – some walks in our area
- Duns area – leaflet on paths around Duns (Borders Council)
- Ordnance Survey – ‘routes/discover routes’ to find local walks