GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Harestanes Walk

5 miles (7.4 km)

This circular walk visits the Harestanes countryside centre near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders.
The area is a fine place for a walk with woodland trails and a climb to the Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh hill. From here there are some wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and hills.
The 150-foot tower was built between 1817 and 1824 to commemorate theBattle of Waterloo and is something of a local landmark.
You can start and end the walk from the Harestanes Visitor Centre where there is a car park and facilities.
The route also passes very close to Monteviot House where you can explore the beautiful grounds and gardens of an historic 18th century house. It's a lovely place for a stroll with views of the River Teviot, ornate ponds and an Arboretum to explore.
The Borders Abbeys Way and the St Cuthbert's Way both pass through the area. You could pick up either of these long distance trails to extend the walk.

Postcode

TD8 6UQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Harestanes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Harestanes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

There is a dog friendly cafe at the visitor centre where you can enjoy some post walk refreshment.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head into nearby Jedburgh and you could try the Jedburgh Riverside Walk which takes you along the Jed Water river. You can also admire the splendid Gothic architecture of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey here.
Just to the south west there's Fatlips Castle where you can enjoy a climb to a splendid 16th century peel tower and enjoy wonderful views over Teviotdale.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh - geograph.org.uk - 74218

The Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh. This distinctive landmark stands above the Teviot Valley upon Peniel Heugh, a small hill of 775ft. The Monument adds another 150ft.

Rock outcrop and pond, Peniel Heugh summit - geograph.org.uk - 1870422

Rock outcrop and pond, Peniel Heugh summit

View towards Waterloo Monument - geograph.org.uk - 5910453

View towards Waterloo Monument. The tower can be climbed using a key which can be borrowed at a small cost from the Lothian Estates Office in nearbyBonjedward. Inside the monument is aspiral staircasewith 226 steps leading to the wooden balcony which encircles the top of the tower. The memorial at the Battle of Waterlooin Belgium also has 226 steps.

Start of the track to the Waterloo Monument - geograph.org.uk - 5447564

Start of the track to the Waterloo Monument

Harestanes Visitors centre 02

Harestanes Visitors centre

Monteviot House - geograph.org.uk - 3554471

Monteviot House. Monteviot is an ancient site with Dere Street, the Roman road from York to Newstead at Melrose (Trimontium), running through the park.The present house of Monteviot began as an early-eighteenth century lodge built by the 1st Marquis of Lothian.

A bridge and pond at Monteviot House Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 3554449

A bridge and pond at Monteviot House Gardens. Walkers enjoying a stroll through these beautiful gardens. These, extending to some thirty acres, surround the House itself, spilling down over lawn and through woodland onto the flood plain of the river Teviot below.

Footbridge over River Teviot - geograph.org.uk - 1137838

Footbridge over River Teviot south of the hill. There some pleasant riverside trails to try here.

GPS Files

GPX File

Harestanes.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)