Swinnie

A Beauty Spots in Scottish Borders

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This is one of the smallest woodlands managed by Forestry Commission Scotland in the Scottish Borders, but a very diverse forest for its size.

It is close to the historic town of Jedburgh. The forest is mainly conifer trees mixed in with broadleaves, giving a woodland that changes its colours with every season.

The forest is surrounded by farmland making it a haven for wildlife.

Views from higher up the forest road give a great view of Jedburgh and the surrounding hills.

There is a picnic site in an area of broadleaved trees, which were planted by Girl Guides and Brownies from Jedburgh to celebrate the millienium during 1999/2000.

A singletrack cycle trail is also open which was completed in partnership with Jedforest Trails and is part of the Justice Trail, a 40 kilometre cycle route around Jedburgh.

Horse riding takes place in the forest - you may even see a horse and rider from Jedburgh, preparing for the Jedharts Callant, which takes place in the town every July.

The forest is also popular with dog walkers.

Swinnie

Jedburgh
Dumfries & Galloway
DG14 0RY
T 01750 721120
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Scottish Borders

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.