Newcastleton Forest Walks
Things to do in Newcastleton Scottish Borders
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 1¼ 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 1½ hours)
Follows the Drove Road and then enters old, established woodland.
Orange – Priesthill, 2.7 miles, Moderate, (allow 1¾ 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)
Car Parking, Picnic Areas, Information at Dykecroft.
Tel: Scottish Borders Forest District: 01750 721120
Dykecroft Information Centre
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.
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