Walking festivals

Scottish Borders Walking Festival

This week long event includes a programme of guided walks and evening entertainment.

Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2017

The 23rd Scottish Borders Walking Festival will be hosted by Peebles community from 3 to 9 September in 2017.

Peebles lies to the west of our region by the handsome River Tweed below the high elevations of the Southern Upland hills. One of only two towns in the region that was granted Royal burgh status in the 12th century, the town has a long history of tourism starting in the 17th century when pilgrims journeyed to the Cross kirk.

Today the high street, surrounding hills and woodlands are busy with visitors for much of the year. Being used to visitors the town has a variety of accommodation, eateries and shops.

For more information and to book your walks and evening events visit the walking festival website.

Please note that the festival website will be updated shortly.

Borders walking festival history

The first week long walking festival was held in West Linton in 1994.

Since then, Scottish Borders Walking Festival has moved from town to town each year.

Festival goers come from around Britain and the world to experience the best of the Borders landscape.

The legacy of this long running festival has been the creation of annual weekend walking festivals in some Borders towns.

Walking festivals across the Borders

If you would like further information on walking or walking festivals - please contact a countryside ranger.

Walk Scottish Borders routes and maps