Abbotsford walks in the Scottish Borders

Abbotsford walksScottish Borders Council has launched the latest publication from its ‘paths around’ series with a new booklet containing six walks around Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott.

Paths_Around_abbotsford-7The walks have been developed in partnership with the Abbotsford Trust to celebrate Abbotsford House, its garden and the wider landscape surrounding it – designed by Sir Walter Scott himself.

The walks range from a short 2km stroll around the grounds of the house, to a 10km walk taking in Darnick, Rhymer’s Glen and Cauldshiels Loch. Other walks include the river Tweed, Tweedbank and Gunknowe Loch.

Abbotsford is famous as the home of Sir Walter Scott but less well known is that the estate is one of the most significant designed landscapes in Scotland. Scott designed and laid out the estate himself between 1811 and 1825. The Paths around Abbotsford booklet is a great resource for local and visiting walkers wanting to explore Scott’s historic estate.

The Paths around Abbotsford booklet is available to buy for £2 from the Abbotsford Visitor Centre or you can download it for free from SBC’s website.

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