A Land of Riders, Raiders, Intrigue and Ancestry…
The Border Reiver Trail is about 50 miles long. Click on the map images for more information.
Starting at Gilnockie Tower head north for 5 miles to Langholm Castle, travel north for 14 miles on the A7 to Teviothead. Caerlanrig is sign posted on the right hand side of the A7 as you approach Teviothead, left at the sign, and follow the narrow road to Teviothead church.
Leave Caerlanrig and right back onto the A7 heading back to Langholm. Look out for the Hermitage Castle sign, then turn left. Follow this road for 8 miles and you will reach the bleak Hermitage Castle.
From Hermitage Castle travel 2 miles until you reach the B6399 and turn right for Newcastleton. The Liddesdale Heritage Centre is on the south side of the village on the left.
Leaving Liddesdale Heritage Centre travel in the same direction on the B6357 for 2 miles. The Milnholm Cross is on the right hand side, but slightly elevated. Ettleton graveyard is up the track adjacent to the Milnholm Cross, and if you stand with your back to the Milnholm Cross, Mangerton Tower is in the distance.
From the Milnholm Cross continue on the B6357 at Kershopefoot for the Reiver Trail sign that leads to the Tourneyholm. Then back onto the B6357, making a left turn heading to Rowanburn/Canonbie, Travel to Rowanburn where you will see the statue of Lang Sandy Armstrong on the left.
Back onto the B6357, travel to the Cross Keys Hotel in the centre of Canonbie. Look out for the A7 signs, and when at the A7 junction turn right onto the A7 going north. In 2 miles you will see the brown signs for the Clan Armstrong Centre. Follow these brown signs for Gilnockie Tower.