Horse Riding in the South of Scotland

South Of Scotland Countryside Trails

South of Scotland Countryside Trails

Explore 350 km of South of Scotland
Countryside Trails

This enticing 350km network of quiet off-road routes for horse-riders, walkers and cyclists links to many other paths including the Pennine Bridleway, Border County Ride and other long distance routes. Short, sheltered circular riding paths around Peebles, Innerleithen and West Linton contrast with more challenging longer distance and remote hill tracks such as the Cheviot network, the Bloody Bush link to Kielder and the linear route between Moffat and Hawick. 

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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. 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. Follow in the footsteps and hoofprints of those who have gone before! 


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