GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Newcastleton Railway Walk

2 miles (3.6 km)

This walk takes you along the now disused Border Union Railway line in the village of Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders.
Newcastleton station closed along with the line in 1969 but the old track can now be used for a pleasant walk.
You can pick up the trail just to the south of the village and follow it south to Kershopefoot. Along the way there's nice views of Liddel Water and the surrounding countryside and hills. You will also pass the remains of the old stations and the ruins of Mangerton Tower, a Scottish tower castle formerly belonging to the Armstrong family. See the video below for more details on this historic site.

Newcastleton Railway Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Newcastleton Railway Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east there's the expansive Kershope Forest where you'll find mile of peaceful woodland walking trails. The popular Kielder Forest Lakeside Way and Kielder Reservoir are also located to the east.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

A dismantled railway at Mangerton - geograph.org.uk - 1253571

A dismantled railway at Mangerton. This is the trackbed of the former Waverley Railway Line that was closed in 1969. At the edge of the square to the south of Mangerton Farm

Remains of Mangerton Tower Clan Armstrong

The remains of Mangerton Tower. The south-southwest wall of the ruined peel tower that was once the stronghold of the Armstrong Clan.

Kershope Foot station site geograph-3719746-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Kershope Foot station. View southward, towards Carlisle: ex-NBR Waverley Route, Carlisle - Hawick - Edinburgh, closed throughout 6/1/69. (Hopefully, this major route will be reopened, eventually: a start has been made, Edinburgh - Galashiels).

Liddel Water at Kershopefoot Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1943380

Liddel Water at Kershopefoot Bridge

Kershopefoot - geograph.org.uk - 2690319

Kershopefoot

Newcastleton Square

Newcastleton is the location of Whithaugh Park, an outdoor activity and residential centre run byRock UK, offering groups of young people the opportunity to try out a variety of different outdoor activities.

View from Longcleughside - geograph.org.uk - 551252

View from Longcleughside. Looking over the Liddel Valley to Greena Quarry in the distance.

The River Liddel from the bridge at Newcastleton - geograph.org.uk - 209001

The River Liddel from the bridge at Newcastleton

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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