Newcastleton Forest Viewpoint & Ponds Walking Route

The Viewpoint and Ponds Trail is a circular trail through a mature forest.

Newcastleton is a village located 22 miles south of Hawick. Follow sign posts past Rock UK to the end of the road to Preisthill Car Park. A circular walk climbs along forest track completing a complete circuit of Priest Hill to the summit trig point. Look out for Iron age earthwork and wildlife hide, where you are treated to ever-changing views over the valley and the border hills of Liddesdale. The path takes you along rough grassy sections with some steep slopes. Muddy sections must be negotiated along the way. 


The ponds trail is an optional add on, which offers a charming stroll around ponds on Whithaugh burn. Sit by the water and look for wild flowers and dragon flies among the hazel and willow trees.


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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.24 Miles
Towns: Newcastleton
Total Ascent (m): 319.000
Average Time: 53 minutes
GPX Start Lat. 55°11'6"N
GPX Start Lng. 2°46'39"W

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