Newcastleton Forest

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The area is steeped in the history of the Reivers and cross-border raiding. Now a powerhouse for timber production, once much of this area was wild open moorland, dotted with small huts or shielings that were used when the cattle and sheep were brought up for summer grazing.

As you travel through the forest, you will see evidence of the past all around you - from Iron Age settlements and 5000 year old long cairns, to beautifully constructed circular sheep stells.

Newcastleton Forest is part of the 7stanes network of mountain bike trails.

The trails through Newcastleton Forest have been designed to allow walkers, cyclists and horse riders the chance to enjoy the peace, wildness and spectacular views.

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Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Linns Trail, Caddrouns Blue


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Bike Trail

A series of purpose built trails centres across the South of Scotland and part of the world famous 7 Stanes Mountain Biking trails. There are three trails at this forest and a 0.4km Skills Area. The first trail is Caddrouns Blue (blue grade) which is 6Km long with 50% of the route is singletrack, the second track is Linns Route (purple grade) which is 8km long and 100% forest, the third trail is Red Route (red grade) which is 16km and 60% single track.


How to get here


From Canonbie or Bonchester Bridge, take the B6357, then take the unclassified road at the southern end of Newcastleton village and follow the signs for Dykecrofts.


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