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The Scottish Borders – 200 + miles of off-road and forestry trails, a haven for visitors and their horses, the hidden jewel for off road horse riding in the South of Scotland.

Easily accessible, many routes are part of Scotland’s Great Trails which stretch from coast to coast and north-south across the nation. Several link with trails in Cumbria and Northumberland and from there to The Lake District, the Pennines and beyond!

 

Couple this with top quality accommodation for both you and your horse and you are in for a trip to remember. Whether you want a long weekend or an epic 3 week adventure the Scottish Borders has it all – and then some… Imagine following in the footsteps of Roman soldiers who marched this way thousands of years ago ….  riding across the Cheviots over the border to England …. enjoying a picnic high on the hills above Peebles looking down on the Tweed winding through the valley below ……. cantering for miles along the firm grass turf of former drove roads ……

What are you waiting for?

 

Stay at luxurious farm houses, decadent cottages, bunk in a castle or a tower, glam it up in a bunk house a shepherds hut or if you wish, sleep under the stars.

 

Eat at fine dining restaurants, pizzerias, delicious pub grub, the choices are endless with fresh local produce and we have been known to produce a few fine tipples to revive you after a hard day in the saddle.

 

Shop with quality crafts people, artists, weavers, jewellery makers, glass makers, tapestry, calligraphy, rug makers, saddlers and tailors, there are unique local products found nowhere else available to take home as a lasting memory.

 

Visit some of the history of the Scottish Borders, there is plenty to see out of the saddle, you cannot turn around but bump into a castle, tower, stately home, fort or ancient site. There is so much history in the Scottish Borders and most of that is tied in with the Horse, the Scottish Borders is known as Scotland’s Horse Country for a reason.

 

Scottish Borders’ towns and villages

Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys
Eyemouth
Galashiels
Hawick
Innerleithen
Jedburgh
Kelso
Melrose
Peebles
Newcastleton
St. Abbs
Selkirk
Walkerburn
Yetholm

 

Other useful online resources to help you make the most of your horse riding adventure in the Scottish Borders. Happy riding.

Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Scottish Mountaineering Club
Scottish Natural Heritage
John Muir Trust

 

Walk or Cycle Scottish Borders

If you are interested in walking or cycling then you may wish to visit Walk Scottish Borders or Cycle Scottish Borders websites.