Things to do in Walkerburn, Scottish Borders
If you are looking for a haven of peace and tranquillity, then Walkerburn is the place for you. Walkerburn is a Village set in the stunning scenery of the Tweed Valley, and sits on the banks of the River Tweed. The Village was founded in 1854, to provide housing for local mill workers, the name comes from the nearby Walker Burn, Burn meaning stream.
Flanked by hills, Plora to the west, and Winderstraw Law and Kirney Law to east. Today the village has a population of around 660 people, a small village store and post office, a Primary School and a Rugby Club, and several pleasant local Hotels. This quiet haven is ideal for soaking up the local scenery, especially if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns in the area.
Walkerburn is on the A72, just 2 miles from Innerleithen, and 10 miles from Peebles and Galashiels, and 32 miles from Edinburgh. There is a good bus service which runs between Galashiels, and Edinburgh.
There is fishing on the Tweed, and the Village is just 3 miles from the Southern Upland Way, which stretches from coast to coast across Scotland.
Local attractions are Innerleithen, Galashiels and Peebles on the A72. The B709 (turn left at the end of the Innerleithen High Street) will take you to Traquair House and St. Mary's Loch. The A707 from the next roundabout on the A72 (5 miles south) will take you to Selkirk, and of course, our capital city Edinburgh, A703 from Peebles, or the B709 (first Right) from Innerleithen, takes you through the Leithen Valley.
There are Golf Courses at Innerleithen (B709) and Cardrona (A72 towards Peebles). If you are a keen mountain biker, then I am sure you will want to try the world-famous red bull cycle track at Innerleithen! Finally there is the Thornilee Picnic site, 3 miles south of Walkerburn on the A72. If you are travelling from the South, the A68 will take you to Galashiels from the North East, from the North West, the A7 will bring you to Selkirk, from Junction 44 of the M6. You will have a lovely holiday, and I am sure you will want to come back to us again and again.
Description by David Village