Peebles - Cademuir - Kirkton Manor - Peebles

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Peebles - Cademuir - Kirkton Manor - Barns - Peebles

The path along the Tweed from the car park joins the route from the bus stops by a footbridge over the river. The combined route then crosses the open grass of Victoria Park before turning left onto the pavement along Springhill Road. After about 200 yards, it crosses the road into Kingsmuir Drive, a quiet cul-de-sac from which a footpath leads off to the right after another 200 yards or so. Crossing the road at the end of the path, the route runs alongside Craigerne Lane. Just before the lane narrows, it is joined by the waymarked John Buchan Way (JBW), which the route follows to the end of the lane and then left along the road up the hill. At the entrance to Tantah House, both the route and the JBW go through an iron gate on the right into pasture. They then pass round the side of the house and through another small gate onto the moor.

At this point there is the option of continuing across the moor up the JBW, but the main route goes to the left into Cademuir Forest. After following the track round the hill and beyond a small car park, the walk turns to the right onto a path which climbs up past another track to reach the ridge near a small gate in the perimeter wall round the forest. Going through the gate back onto open moorland, the walk drops down and rejoins the JBW for a short distance.

There is then the option of skirting the hill, but the main route climbs up to the two Iron Age forts at the top of the hill. A short detour here provides excellent views up the Manor Valley. Skirting round beneath the second fort, the walk drops down to rejoin the alternative route round the hill, just before reaching the minor road at Milton. Turning right, the route runs down to and along the wide verge between the road and Milton Water, crosses the river and turns right into Kirkton of Manor. A left turn then takes the walk along the driveway towards Barns, where there is an impressive display of snowdrops in season. Before reaching the house, it turns right over a stile and across pastureland to gain the south bank of the Tweed. After about a mile along the riverside path, the route climbs onto the road by Manor Bridge, from where there are two possible routes back to Peebles. The route described in detail crosses Old Manor Bridge, which is no longer open to vehicular traffic, then climbs up Manor Sware before descending through woodland and pasture to join the path along the track of the old Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway, just in front of Neidpath Tunnel. Back on the riverside path, the route returns to the car park and public transport through another old railway tunnel under the main road.

Scotland - South Scotland - Scottish Borders - Tweed Valley


Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, River, Woodland
15/09/2012 - iain mcmurrich

Did this splendid walk today 15/9/2012. There are some hills to get the old ticker going, wonderful views and some delightful riverside scenery. Took just over 3hours 40 minutes with a couple of "sandwich" stops. Highly recommended.

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