Rating out of 5: 5
Source: Walkhighlands 2h 10min
This route might often be overlooked since it is located outside of Cardrona, which can be reached by bus, but the beginning of the route is still a bit away from the bus stop so not many people get there that way. I guess it is more a walk for locals.
Having meet friends in Peebles the route was easy to reach and the car park at its beginning was big enough for several cars, please keep in mind that there is a small charge due for parking.
Following good paths and tracks throughout the forest and offering superb views as well as sights such as Cardrona Tower, Castle Knowe Hill Fort and an old stone cairn at Pikes Knowe. Having an eight year on joining our walk I can safely say is more than just suitable for young ones, especially the ancient roman fort and the zigzag on the way up and down were a highlight.
I personally enjoyed it a lot given the peace of being more secluded and less walked than so many routes these days it was a nice opportunity to just get out and get some steps in. While educating the young one a bit about romans in Britain.
Don’t hesitate to take a shot at this walk during autumn, it really is beautiful with the colour of the trees changing while you get the green of the pines on certain spots as well. This route really is something for all year round and everyone.
It really deserves a 5 out of 5, also adding the part with being very much suitable for families with kids as well.