A Beauty Spots in Scottish Borders
The area is steeped in the history of the Reivers and cross-border raiding. Now a powerhouse for timber production, once much of this area was wild open moorland, dotted with small huts or shielings that were used when the cattle and sheep were brought up for summer grazing.
As you travel through the forest, you will see evidence of the past all around you - from Iron Age settlements and 5000 year old long cairns, to beautifully constructed circular sheep stells.
Newcastleton Forest is part of the 7stanes network of mountain bike trails.
The trails through Newcastleton Forest have been designed to allow walkers, cyclists and horse riders the chance to enjoy the peace, wildness and spectacular views.
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The Private House Stay's Guide
This is a region which is drenched in the blood of countless battles with the English, and its many ruined castles and abbeys bear witness to this. It also has inspired the country's greatest poets and writers such as Robert Burns, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott. The wildest and most spectacular scenery is to be found in the southern part of the region, but it is along the central valley of the River Tweed, between Peebles in the west and Kelso in the east, where you'll find most of the historic attractions. The hill walking and spa-town atmosphere of Peebles is recommended.