Walks in the Scottish Borders

We moved to Coldstream in the Scottish Borders in the autumn of 2021 and we have been enjoying exploring the amazing variety of countryside the Borders have to offer. Stunning coastline, gorgeous river valleys and wild hilltops. It really is a hidden gem of the UK.

We will continue to share our walks in the Scottish Borders on this page, but we also visit Northumberland a lot too - sometimes crossing the border in one walk!

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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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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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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Path up from Linkim Bay

St Abbs to Eyemouth- Guided Walk

By Sam | September 15, 2022

St Abbs to Eyemouth is a three mile section of the Berwickshire Coastal Path that makes a perfect half-day stroll. A good bus service between the two towns makes this an even better option. On 7th September a led a guided walk along this stretch for Friends of the Berwickshire…

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The Poacher Run 2022

The Poacher Run – Race review

By Sam | September 5, 2022

The Poacher Run at Kelso saw us donning our running kit again just two weeks after the Abbotsford Trail Run. This is part of the Border Reiver Trail Series raising money for Borders Search and Rescue. It was nice to catch up with Kim, who is a volunteer with BSAR…

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Sam with Billy at the end of the race

Abbotsford Trail Race – Race review

By Sam | August 29, 2022

We have had a bit of a break from races as the Earlston Black Hill race in July nearly finished us off and the recent hot weather hasn’t been conducive to running. However, a perusal of the weather forecast a couple of weeks back gave me a certain amount of…

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Trigg point on Great Hetha

Great Hetha Hill Run from College Valley

By Sam | August 15, 2022

The College Valley is a beautiful valley in the Northumberland section of the Cheviot Hills. We were expecting a very quiet day in the hills: Hethpool at the bottom of the valley is quite difficult to get to and the rest of the valley has limited vehicle access, with permits…

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