Minto is a village located 7 miles east of Hawick. This circular walk from Minto church yard gradually climbs along tarmac roads onto open farmland crossing grass fields to reach the summit of Minto Hills.
Spectacular panoramic views of the Borderland hills, from Ruberslaw round to the Eildons, as well as the hills from the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys and the historic tower of Fatlips Castle and Penielheugh monument beyond.
Thereafter, descending into the medieval graveyard and tennis court and the site of the old church of Minto Estate.
A worthwhile detour at the conclusion of the route is to the tranquil site of the village’s war memorial.
Warning: Can we remind you to respect farmers who have livestock in these areas, particularly during the spring when there are newborn lambs and calves. Please ensure all gates are properly closed behind you and that all dogs are kept on a lead.