Heritage Path of the month

Stobo Old Drove Road is our Heritage Path of the month for March 2023, click here to view the details

More about Stobo Old Drove Road

From A701 just north of Broughton, go northeast through Broughton Place and keep straight on along the old drove road which follows Hollows Burn and climbs to the col between Broomy Side and Hammer Head. On passing through the gate in the March fence (NT127393), keep east along the drove road, rising slightly to cross the east shoulder of Hammer Head at about 400m. The track is indistinct. Then drop down to cross the farm road (leading north to Stobo Hopehead), leaving it southeast to cross the Hopehead Burn by a bridge below a conspicuous sheep fank. Passing this the drove road climbs southeast to a col south of Mid Hill and descends to Harrowhope (ruin), whence follow the farm road on the north side of Easton Burn to exit on to the B712 near Stobo Kirk. Turn right along the B712 for 400m, then left to cross the Tweed by a bridge and go north east to Easter Dawyck. Go east up to the col (400m) and down to The Glack, situated on the public road up the Manor Valley.

From The Glack it is possible to follow the rest of the John Buchan Way into Peebles. Take the public road downhill to cross the Manor Water, turn south and 1km beyond Cademuir, leave the road to go northeast over Cademuir Hill to Peebles.

OS Landranger 72 (Upper Clyde Valley) & 73 (Peebles, Galashiels & Selkirk)

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