Fatlips Castle Walking Route

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This is a walking route to Fatlips Castle.

Fatlips Castle which stands on the highest point of Minto Crags was built as a 16th Century pele-tower. Its commanding position meant it was difficult to assault.  Fatlips Castle is located 6 miles north east of Hawick. This walking route starts just off the B6405 at Barnhills Farm and passes through Barnshill Tower and Penielheugh. This route compromises of hard tarmac surfaces as well as woodland and farmland. 

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 1.65 Miles
Towns: Barnshill Tower, Penielheugh
Total Ascent (m): 151.180
Average Time: 47min
GPX Start Lat. 55° 28' 53" N
GPX Start Lng. 2° 38' 59" W
The track to Fatlips can be seen on the right
Take the signposted route
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Fatlips Castle seen on the incline
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Fatlips Castle with a dusting of snow
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Fatlips Stone
Through the window at Fatlips
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13 January 2021

Star Rating 5

Lovely route if you’re looking for a short walk with beautiful views of the surrounding area from the top. Can easily extend the route if you like by starting from Denholm and walking from there.


13 January 2021

Star Rating 5

Short walk through woodland from the road, lay-bys for parking space. A great hike and amazing views at the summit

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