About Newcastleton Forest
Newcastleton Forest lies in the heart of Liddesdale and stretches to the border with England where it meets Kielder Forest making it part of the largest forest in Britain.
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.
Many of these are shared routes, so please be considerate to other forest users.
How to get there:
Newcastleton Forest is part of Forests of the Scottish Borders. Newcastleton is the nearest town or village.
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.
OS Grid Reference: NY505881
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Priesthill Car Park
Dykecrofts Car Park