The Scottish Borders Walking Festival is proving popular again, with Hawick hosting this year’s week-long event.
A total of 26 walks are being held in and around the Teviotdale town from Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th September, with eight already sold out.
A number of walks focusing on the history and heritage of the town and its surrounding countryside still have places available.
This includes a walk to Stobs Camp, which was home to up to 4500 German prisoners of World War I during the conflict and is now the site of a major archaeology project to find out more about its fascinating history. The walk includes a return via the iconic Shankend viaduct on the old Waverley rail line.
There is an opportunity to visit the site of Hawick’s famous Hornshole battle of 1514, which also takes in the historic Cavers estate to the summit of Ruberslaw for a fantastic view across the Borders.
Walkers can also take part in the 13 mile return route of the Mosspaul Rideout, an integral part of the Hawick Common Riding.
There is a chance to see more of the Borders with a Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm route which includes some of the Pennine Way, while a 12-mile circular walk visits the remote hamlet of Craik and the Borthwick Water.
There are also walks that take in Blackburn Falls, Fatlips Castle, the new Borders Distillery and a visit to Borders Art Glass at Galalaw.
To book a place on any of the walks, and for more information, visit www.borderswalking.com
Photo: White Law, Halterburn, copyright Keith Robeson