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Newcastleton Forest Walks

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Walking in Scotland

Description: A series of five walks in the Newcastleton Forest. All are colour-coded.
Blue Ponds Walk, 0.6 miles, Easy.
A gentle stroll beside the Priesthill and around the ponds, whch are home to bright dragonflies during the summer months. Suitable for those with limited mobility, wheelchairs and children's buggies.

Green Drove Road, 1.8 miles, Moderate (allow 1 hour).
Following part of the old drove road.

Purple Viewpoint, 2 miles, Moderate, (allow 1 hours)
Takes you to the summit of Priesthill with splendid views over the Liddel Water and beyond.

Red Hanging Tree, 2.5 miles, Moderate,(allow 1 hours)
Follows the Drove Road and then enters old, established woodland.

Orange Priesthill, 2.7 miles, Moderate, (allow 1 hours)
Walk round the base of Priesthill ands see all the views on offer.

Ownership: Forestry Commission.

Situation OS ref: NY 504877

How to get there:
By car: A minor road leading from the B6357, left, going over the bridge at the south end of Newcastleton. Signposted thereafter.
By public transport: N/A

Seasonal opening details:
All year for walks, Dykescroft, seasonal (Closed Feb and March)

Opening Hours:

Car Parking, Picnic Areas, Information at Dykecroft.


Tel: Scottish Borders Forest District: 01750 721120

Attached attractions:
Dykecroft Information Centre

Additional Information
As the weather can change in a split second, please ensure that, in addition to suitable footwear, clothing is appropriate to the length of walk, and time out.
VisitScotland 3 star Visitor Attraction

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Newcastleton Forest Walks, Scotland