Adventures in Scotland

We look forward to sharing with you some of our favourite circular walks in Scotland as we explore the beautiful countryside around our new home. Our descriptions will include photos, wildlife to look out for, maps and an indication of the terrain and difficulty of the routes.

We moved back to Scotland in 2021, to the lovely village of Killearn in Stirlingshire, where we were lucky enough to live on Carbeth Estate for 10 months.Sam has been writing about the wildlife on the Estate on the Carbeth Home Farm blog.

We formerly lived in the Scottish Borders, so when the right house turned up we moved back to Coldstream in autumn 2021. We hope our advetures in these two areas will inspire you to go outdoors and appreciate Scotland.

Borders Abbey Way waymarker

Borders Abbey Way: Ashkirk to Jedburgh

By Sam | May 9, 2024

Day 3 started out as a drizzly morning, but neither Teddy or I are put off by a bit of rain or mud, so we were very cheerful as we got off the bus at Ashkirk and picked up the route, knowing that we were over half way. You can…

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Start of the Borders Abbey Way: Kelso to melrose

Borders Abbey Way: Kelso to Melrose

By Sam | April 27, 2024

The challenge of a long distance walk has been luring me for sometime, so when I asked my bestie if she fancied walk-running the Borders Abbey Way, I was delighted (but not surprised) when she said “yes.” The Borders Abbey Way is a 62 mile circular walk and most itineraries…

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Burnmouth on the Berwickshire Coastal Path

Berwickshire Coastal Path: Burnmouth to Berwick

By Sam | March 28, 2024

The sun finally shone in what has been a damp and cloudy winter and spring and so we set off to walk another section of the Berwickshire Coastal Path. Having previously walked between St Abbs and Eyemouth, we were now up for a slightly longer challenge. We took the bus…

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Part of the Lairig Ghru walking route

The Lairig Ghru Walk

By Sam | October 26, 2023

Sometimes the stars align and you can’t miss the opportunity for an outdoor adventure. This was the case this September when I tackled The Lairig Ghru walk with a wonderful new companion, Caron Gaisford. We had met virtually last year via Explorers Connect and had been planning this adventure for…

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Rosehips on the circular walk from Roxburgh

Circular Walk from Roxburgh – a forager’s paradise

By Sam | September 3, 2023

This circular walk from Roxburgh is relatively short, but perfectly formed. Walking it on a late summer/early autumn day we could only marvel at the season’s abundance: a forager’s paradise. Luckily, I just happened to have some foraging bags in my rucksack. Roxburgh Viaduct Roxburgh Viaduct has to be one…

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A group of people birdwatching from the Berwickshire Coastal Path

Berwickshire Coastal Path – St Abbs to Eyemouth

By Sam | August 17, 2023

This is only a small part of the stunning Berwickshire Coastal Path, but it packs a punch in terms of beauty and wildlife. This route covers most of the coast adjacent to the Berwickshire Marine Reserve, so I was pleased to lead another guided walk along this stretch to raise…

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The guided walk at St Abbs

Guided Walk at St Abbs Head – June 2023

By Sam | June 23, 2023

I was back at St Abbs Head June 7th 2023 leading my regular walk for Berwickshire Marine Reserve. Eight of us set out from St Abbs to explore the National Nature Reserve on a chilly evening. We started off by seeing two beautiful hares and a kestrel in the field…

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Riverside walk in Langholm

Walks from Langholm

By Sam | May 20, 2023

On our way back from walking in the the Lake District we decided to stop off to try one of the walks in Langholm. Some work has obviously gone into the walking network from this border town, with a series of routes set up and described on this website from…

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Looking out to sea on the guided walk at St Abbs

Nature Walks 2023

By Sam | March 13, 2023

Nature Walks for 2023 Edit March 13, 2023 Sam is absolutely delighted to have been invited to lead more nature walks on behalf of Berwickshire Marine Reserve in 2023. Confirmed dates so far are: Wednesday April 5th at 10:00 Wednesday April 19th at 18:00 We will be meeting outside St Abbs Old School…

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Running downhill at Tour De Humbleton

Christmas: A Time for Running

By Sam | December 31, 2022

As any keen parkrunner knows, Christmas is a time for running, with a chance to clock-up four parkruns over Christmas and new year. There are also a good variety of club runners over the festive season, which is why over Christmas 2022 I managed 4 organised trail runs in 10…

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