Walking and Hiking

At Bowhill you can wander and wonder on four way-marked trails that vary in distance and terrain. Whether you are looking for a challenging walk up into the hills or a leisurely stroll in the woods, we have more interesting paths than you can shake an oak stick at.

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heather on hills, two ladies walking with two dogs

Duchess' Drive

7 Miles

Ascend through the beautiful woodlands before taking in the wonderful views of the Borders from Fastheugh and Newark hills. A stunning route on forest tracks that is moderate/strenuous going.


Lady's Walk

3 Miles

A lovely trail alongside the Yarrow Water which passes several points of historic interest on the way. Moderate going on single-track paths, short climbs and muddy in places.

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Bell O' The Woods

1.5 Miles

This is a lovely short trail that winds its way through the mixed woodlands Bowhill is renowned for.

Loch, historic house

The Lochs Walk

2 Miles

If you are only doing one short walk when you visit Bowhill, this should be it. Take in Bowhill’s upper and lower lochs for stunning views of the landscape, woodlands and Bowhill House, the jewel in the crown of the Estate.

NEW - The Old Pepper Trail

The Old Pepper Trail takes in some beautiful scenery around Bowhill. Starting in the car park it follows part of the Bell O’ The Woods walk, around south Bowhill field, with excited lambs springing into action! The route then takes in the lower loch, with a new Dandie Dinmont bench in a picturesque viewing area. The route then ambles back up to the upper loch, past the ice house and adventure playground before making its way back to the courtyard.

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