Horse Riding in the South of Scotland

South Of Scotland Countryside Trails

South of Scotland Countryside Trails

Project History

The South of Scotland has a rich heritage of old drove and Roman roads, disused railways, pedlar’s paths, forest and other tracks. Over the years, many of these once critical routes have become impassable.  Taking advantage of unique funding opportunities, South of Scotland Countryside Trails (SOSCT) has implemented a three-year programme of work to reverse the decline.  Through this exciting project, the sound of marching feet and horses’ hooves will once again be heard on routes used hundreds of years ago by Roman armies, cattle drovers and the Reivers who robbed and pillaged their way across the border country.

South of Scotland Countryside Trails is an innovative partnership project involving British Horse Society Scotland, Central Tweeddale Paths, East Tweeddale Local Path Group, North Tweeddale Paths and Scottish Borders Council and Solway Heritage under the umbrella of Southern Uplands Partnership.  Routes in the borders have been developed under the banner “Tweed Trails”.  HLF funding has been co-ordinated by Tweed Forum through the Tweed Rivers Heritage Project.


This project was part-financed by the European Community Scottish Borders, Tyne-Esk and South Lanarkshire Leader+ 2000-2006 programmes

(c) British Horse Society 2006, Registered Charity No 210504