When can I ride the SOSCT routes?

Walkers can enjoy the SoSCT network throughout the year, and many of the routes around West Linton, Peebles and Innerleithen, the forest paths and tracks in Cardrona, Cademuir, Glentress and Ae Forests, and disused railway lines such as the Waverley Way are suitable for anyone to walk, cycle or ride at any time of year, whatever the weather.


May to September is the best time of year to enjoy the Cheviots and other routes on higher and more exposed ground.  The days are long, countryside at its best, weather (usually!) at its kindest and there is less risk of disturbing lambing or other critical farm activities than during winter or spring.

Avoid riding or cycling grassy paths or the unsurfaced high hill routes during wet weather when the surface is easily chewed up.