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The Borders is renowned for it's walking
including The Southern Upland Way, St Cuthbert's Way and The Pennine Way. Or Why not stay on the farm and take one of our farm walks around the Bairnkine's 1100 acres, stopping off in the picnic area to admire the view or sit in the hide to watch the wildlife. One of the popular routes with hikers is The Borders Abbeys Way, a circular walk which passes the four great Border Abbeys of Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh passing close to the site of the first Border Abbey of Selkirk, abandoned in the 12th century in preference of Kelso.
The walk has scenery ranging from views over the hills of the Ettrick, Yarrow and Cheviots to beautiful landscapes of the Tweed and Teviot valleys.
The walks by the rivers can be especialy rewarding in terms of beauty and tranquility.
At home on the farm
We encourage our guests to explore the farm and see for themselves what's happening,
whether it be tree planting, cultivation, sheep work or conservation. Duck, Deer and Badger
walk take you to different areas of the farm.
Or just take a walk to one of the ponds and enjoy the wildlife. Please note that we are lambing from the last week in April for about four weeks, during which time there will be restricted access to the farm walks.
We lamb all of our sheep out in the fields therefore we need as little disturbance for them as possible.
The Borders is full of history, culture and tradition
and nearly every Borders town has a story to tell and many places of interest to visit.