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British Horse Society


South of Scotland Countryside Trails
and Tweed Trails

350km of waymarked routes for riders, cyclists and walkers 

SOSCT are within easy striking distance from central and southern Scotland as well as northern England AND the routes link in with the Pennine Bridleway, Border Country Ride and many others.

History Comes Alive!
This enticing network of multi-use trails has recently been created for many to enjoy. The South of Scotland has a rich heritage of old drove roads, old Roman roads, old railway lines, former pedlar’s paths, forest tracks and many others. An enterprising path regeneration programme was finalised in summer 2005 and you are now cordially invited to follow in the footsteps of cattle drovers, centurions and the thousands of enthusiastic walkers, riders and cyclists who have already been experiencing the delights of these new trails.

Pick and Click
See for yourself the vast range of accessible, well signposted terrain that is now open for you to enjoy. Choose your route by clicking on the specific trail buttons. Get your map and off you go!
(pocket maps download for easy folding)

Accommodation and Stabling
Rides of several days’ length can be made on the trails. Riders who plan to spend more than a one-day riding can access a list of accommodation with stabling close to the route by clicking on the South of Scotland Countryside Trails and Horses Welcome links at the bottom of this page. Details of accommodation for walkers, cyclists and motorists are available from

Using the routes
Remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code Respect the privacy, safety and livelihoods of those living or working in the countryside, and the needs of other people enjoying the outdoors Look after the places and routes you visit and enjoy: take only memories: leave only footprints. Accept responsibility for your own actions. Keep dogs under close control at all times, ideally on a short lead, particularly where there are livestock.

Full colour brochures for all the routes with information on relevant Ordnance Survey Maps plus accommodation suggestions are available from all VisitScotland information centres or by sending a stamped addressed envelope (47p) to SOSCT LEAFLET REQUEST, Southern Upland Partnership, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE.

SOSCT is an innovative partnership project involving British Horse Society Scotland, Central Tweeddale Paths, East Tweeddale Local Path Group, North Tweeddale Paths, Scottish Borders Council, Solway Heritage and The Tweed Forum under the umbrella of Southern Upland Partnership, Supported by Heritage Lottery, European Union, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland funding.

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