Jedburgh Horse Trail

The Jedburgh Horse Trail (also known as Jedforest Trails) is a figure-of eight multi-use route based on drove roads and Dere Street around the historic town of Jedburgh.  The trails are clearly waymarked and provide a link between routes on the Cheviot Hills developed as part of the South of Scotland Countryside Trails project, and the Buccleuch Country Rides around Hawick and Selkirk.

There are two loops to the Jedburgh Circular Route, one to the east of the town, and one to the west.  These are shown on the overview map of the SOSCT network which can you can download from the home page of the Where to Ride section.

A leaflet including a map of the Jedburgh Horse Trail is available from Jedburgh Visitor Information Centre.


Eastern Loop

Starting from the centre of Jedburgh, the route crosses the Jed Water by bridge or ford and goes along to Mount Ulston.  From here the route takes you to join the historic Roman road of Dere Street, which you follow southwards for a short stretch before circling back through woodland to Jedburgh.  Continuing south on Dere Street to the village of Hownam, in the foothills of the Cheviots, links directly on the SOSCT routes.


Western Loop

This route takes you through Lanton Woods and then following near the old road from Jedburgh towards Hawick, past the golf course and in a circle back to the town centre.  Carrying on towards Swinnie Forest, a link can be picked up with Tweed Trails which will take you to Hawick or Kielder - or on to Dumfriesshire and the Pentland Hills!