Here is the number of walks and hikes (with or without your canine friends) that we have walked over the years and have a first hand experience of. We are focusing more on the local area of Greenlaw but there are some that are outside of the village and worth mentioning. At the bottom of this page you will find a list of link to various walking websites you might want to check out and the general list of local activities with dates when you should take an extra care whilst waking. And remember – clean up after your dog and dispose of you own litter. Thank you!
Happer's Woodland - Greenlaw
Although Greenlaw’s Happer Memorial Woodland mainly features a football pitch (Greenlaw FC), it is surrounded by a woodland walk and bordered by the Blackadder River on the right hand side. It is a small area, just below 9 acres, but perfect size for the short dog walks or short impromptu football matches. The dogs and children can be unleashed and it is only a short walk away from the cottage.
The Glebe - Greenlaw
This walks is purely for the dog lovers and is in fact frequented and loved by such. It is just a field that you can walk around and have your dog off lead. Once you get to the field you will straight away see the well trodden path which you can follow whichever way you fancy. It is circular walk and will always bring you back to the starting point. Wellies are recommended!
Gordon Community Woodland
This is a nice length walk which follows the Blackadder River for 1-2 km and then turns into a small road winding back to Greenlaw. The dogs can be off lead, however we strongly recommend to have them on the lead or under a tighter control when walking back to Greenlaw on the road. It is a small road and it is not busy but you will occasionally get a car coming one way or the other.
Old Railway Track
This is a nice length walk which starts at the edge of the village and follows the Blackadder River for 1-2 km and then turns into a small road winding back to Greenlaw. The dogs can be off lead, however we strongly recommend to have them on the lead or under a tighter control when walking back to Greenlaw on the road. It is a small road and it is not busy but you will occasionally get a car coming one way or the other.
- ‘Right to Roam’ – you have the right to access most land and inland water including mountains, moorland, woods and forests, grassland, fields, rivers and lochs, coastal areas, most parks and open spaces, golf courses (to cross them); day and night, providing you do so responsibly. This only applies to Scotland. For more detailed info: http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com
- Take care during April and May because of lambing
- Take care during April, May and June because of nesting birds
- Take care from 12 August to 10 December grouse shoots take place in various locations
- Take care from 1 October to 1 February pheasant shoots take place on farms and estate moorlands