Torwoodlee Circular Walk


7km/4.5 miles


3 - 4 hours



farm and woodland tracks, minor roads
  1. Start in Clovenfords taking care to park considerately. Head to the start by following the B710 to Hillend at the north edge of Clovenfords. Follow this road up the hill for approximately 2.75km. Look out for Whytbank Tower to your left almost hidden in the woodlands. This tower was built in the 16th century by James Pringle, ancestors of the Pringle family who today own Torwoodlee and Buckholm Estates. There are pleasant views of the hills around Galashiels to the north and east as you ascend.
  2. At a fingerpost you be will guided right, along a track towards Torwoodlee Mains. Go through three gates on this track before reaching a Y-junction. Take the right hand fork here. This track winds its way up through a young scot’s pine woodland. You will get pleasant views down to the
    Gala Water as you ascend. Follow the track for 1.5km until you reach a junction that looks over Torwoodlee Golf Course on your left. Take the rack to your right, with the golf course behind you, towards the farm buildings.
  3. This track is set between fields looking over to Torwoodlee Mains on your left. When you reach the farm buildings follow the signs through the farm steading that lead you on to a well maintained track.
  4. You will have to go through several gates on this stretch so please leave them as you find them. Torwoodlee is a working farm so please be considerate when there are farm operations occurring at the time of your visit. Sections of this track may be muddy as the cattle and sheep have
    feeding stations along this section. This track will lead you straight back to your starting point at Hillend.

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