East Moorfoot Hills

Routes on the hills north of the River Tweed

Tucked away in a fairly remote setting north-east of Peebles, the eastern Moorfoots are quiet hills above farmland and forestry. The flowing streams of Glentress Water, Leithen Water and Dewar Burn divide the landscape from north to south - the land to the east of this is detailed here on which the highest point is Windlestraw Law.


Main route summary


Heading in from Walkerburn on the River Tweed, the peaks form a delightful circuit, very runnable if hill-running is your thing !

Paths for the length of this route make for relatively easy progress, particularly through the heather on the western half of this route.

Fenceposts aid navigation in mist, but in clear conditions the route is fairly straightforward with fine views to be had.


Main peaks   Windlestraw Law (659m, 'Graham')
Whitehope Law* (621m, 'Donald')
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
 
Ascent 800m (2,625ft)
Distance       18.5km (11.5m)
Time walk : 6hr*, run : 2:40hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Caberston Coffee Shop, Walkerburn
(grid ref : NT358371)

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