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Things to do

There is no lack of things to do in the area, whether you’re looking for peaceful walks around a Loch, historical relics standing proud in a beautiful surrounding, or whether you just want to go and have the most fun possible with or without kids, there is something for everyone. We’ve listed some of our favourites below.

Our Top Pick  – Clay Pigeon Shooting & Fly Fishing at Westlands Country




Our shooting ground contains all layers suitable for novices, professionals and everyone in-between. At 140ft, we have the highest shooting tower in Scotland with four simulation traps, Down the Line, English Skeet, two Compaks and twenty other sporting traps including a rabbit.
If you hold a shot gun licence, there is no need to book for access to the shooting ground. Without a licence, booking a professional shooting instructor is required, which you can do by calling or emailing the park.
Professional shooting instructors are also available for those who hold a licence and have just started shooting or for those who are looking to extend their skills.
We take bookings from small to large groups, including stag, hen do’s and corporate events. All ages are welcome, get in touch for an instant quote.
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Two of our three ponds are now stocked with only the best local rainbow, blue and tiger trout up to 12lb in weight for fly fishing. Either catch and release or keep a few to cook at home. We have rods available to hire for those who want to give it a go.


1. Go Ape

Just fifty minutes from our park, Glentress, located near Peebles, offers superb walking, mountain biking, tree-top fun and magnificent views of the beautiful Tweed Valley. Built on the hillside within beautiful Glentress Forest, Go Ape Peebles makes good use of the valley for some jaw-dropping exposure, and features our highest zip wire over the reservoirs.

St Mary's Loch

2. St Mary’s Loch

St Mary’s Loch is situated 28 miles away from our park in the Scottish Borders on the A708 road between Selkirk and Moffat.

Jedburgh Abbey

3. Jedburgh Abbey

Visit Jedburgh Abbey, a ruined Augustinian abbey which was founded in the 12th century, is situated in the town of Jedburgh, just 6 miles from our park and 10 miles north of the border with England at Carter Bar. Jedburgh is the largest town on the A68 between Newcastle upon Tyne and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

4. Glentress

It’s one of the famous 7stanes mountain biking centres, with award-winning trails that attract riders from all over the UK and beyond. Walking at Glentress is great too, with airy views across the famous River Tweed and a chance to tread in the footsteps of Bronze Age and Iron Age people.

5. Mary Queen of Scots House

Explore the historic town of Jedburgh’s connections with Mary Queen of Scots at this fascinating visitor centre.

6. Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry.

7. Born In The Borders

Born in the Borders is an extraordinary new visitor centre located next to the Scottish Borders Brewery.

Set on the banks of the River Teviot, it brings together the best of everything that is grown, made, spun, produced, cooked and created in the area.

With a food and drink shop, a goods and gifts shop, a stunning cafe and restaurant, riverside walks, picnic spots and brewery tours, there’s no better way to discover the incredible wealth of products and goods our amazing region has to offer.

8. St Abb’s Head

Formed by an extinct volcano, the St Abb’s Head is the best known landmark along the magnificent Berwickshire coast.

9. Borders Ice Rink

Public ice rink for both Curling (Mon – Sat) &
Skating which is on Sundays and some selected Saturdays

Skating (open sessions and coaching for under 16s), Curling (beginners classes, coaching, taster events, club matches), Cafe

Curling (from £3 to £12) and Skating (£5.50)




10. St. Cuthberts Way Walking Route

Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine. Although inspired by St. Cuthbert, this is far more than a pilgrimage route.

11. Scott’s View

You will be able to come to the viewpoint from Melrose and St Boswells to admire the stunning view of the River Tweed and Eildon Hills. The hills serve as a reminder of the volcanic activity that once took place in the area. The lookout was known to be one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite places to come and reflect.

12. Floors Castle

Discover Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle and visit one of the leading visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders.

13. Abbotsford House

Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford remains today as one of the most famous houses in the world; it reflects, almost as no other place, the mind, enthusiasms and preoccupations of the man who built it.

14. The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary. Located at the 80 acre estate – The Holmes, St.Boswells just 5 minutes from our park, near Melrose, in The Scottish Borders – the animals fortunate in having been re-homed here, are accommodated in small groups in well-fenced and watered paddocks of permanent pasture, each with a field shelter.

15. Harestanes Visitor Centre

Beautiful countryside and a great outdoor play park mean there’s always lots to do, whatever the weather. Discover why Harestanes is one of the Borders’ best-loved attractions. Events, exhibitions and activities throughout the season.

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