Nearby

Eating

Seasonal restaurants like The Free Company in the Pentland Hills, with its gourmet six course meals. https://www.the-free-company.com/

Local pubs like Gordon Arms and the Allan Ramsay (with it’s roaring open fire in winter)

Also in West Linton, the Pyet Deli, the Co-op, and the Old Toll Teahouse for picnics and groceries.

Walk/Cycle

Walk to the bronze age earth circle in the forest nearby. https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/record/hes/50206/old-deepsykehead/rcahms

Extensive miles of tracks criss-cross the Pentlands Hills: https://www.pentlandhills.org.

You can walk to Edinburgh, to the lochs towards Balerno, and explore the drove roads that brought cattle hundreds of miles off road from the Highlands, through the Scottish Borders, all the way to London. We provide maps of all the local walks and the Pentlands, including the drove roads to Peebles.

The organic farm Whitmuir is 4 miles west, with its fresh vegetables, shop, café permaculture walks, chickens, pigs, sheep and cattle https://www.whitmuir.scot

The conservation village of West Linton is 3 miles away, which holds a monthly Saturday market of artisan foods and crafts. http://westlintonmarket.co.uk/

Within two miles is the historic hamlet of Carlops, with its monthly artisan market, and pub/restaurant with rooms, The Allan Ramsay. https://carlops.net/home/

Drive

The Scottish Borders are home to Historic Scotland abbeys and stately homes

12 miles south is Glentress, with its miles of mountain biking paradise, courses for all ages

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/tweed-valley-forest-park/glentress#bike

Dawick Arboretum offers magnificent walks through 65 acres of established rare trees snowdrops and blue poppies https://www.rbge.org.uk/visit/dawyck-botanic-garden/

Stobo Castle Spa, re-opening on July 1st,  with its luxurious infinity pool and delectable spa treatments, is 14 miles south, and close to Dawick and Peebles

The thriving market town of Peebles is well worth a visit – with its range of eateries and craft shops, chocolate factory, swimming pool, pubs, hotels, theatre and Saturday market.

http://www.peebles-theroyalburgh.info/

– https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/search-results?r=128

we recommend Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh Abbeys and the home of Walter Scott at Abbotsford.

 

The Moffat Hills are home to the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project https://www.goldeneaglessouthofscotland.co.uk/

There are 20 golf courses in the Borders: https://www.scottishgolfcourses.com/borders/

If you have glutted on the open air and nature you can drive into Edinburgh for the Botanic Gardens, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, and succulent eateries. Our recommendations are left for you in yurt.