Nestling in the heart of the southern uplands, Craik Forest is great for those who want to 'get away from it all'.
Woodland trails and cycle tracks can be found around Craik village.
The Waterfall Walk beside the Aithouse Burn is particularly stunning, at any time of year. There is the easy access 'Burnside trail' along the Borthwick water, with information on the salmon spawning, bats and local Roman history.
A hide allows the fortunate to view the elusive red squirrel, alongside a variety of woodland birds.
The large scale and isolation of this forest makes it perfect for the keen naturalist. In good weather you will be rewarded by a stunning woodland landscape on a massive scale.
Note: Aithouse Burn and Wolfcleuch Waterfall trails currently closed due to storm damaged trees. Reopening date tbc.
Note: Crib Law Cycling Trail closed (7 days/week) until mid April 2014 due to tree felling operations.
How to get there:
Craik is part of Forests of the Scottish Borders. Hawick is the nearest town or village.
From Hawick, follow the A7 towards Carlisle.
At Martins Bridge turn onto the B711 and follow this road until you come to Roberton, which is a very small village and school. Just beyond the school, turn down to the left and then follow the unclassified single track road. Craik Forest is well sign posted.
OS Grid Reference: NT353080
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Craik Car Park