Starting at Snuffy Hole car park, the walk climbs gently, meandering through a woodland plantation towards Langton Edge, a gentle escarpment. From here great views can be had down to the town of Duns. On a clear day, the views extend right across the Tweed valley to the distant Cheviot Hills south of the border in England.
The route then enters Hardens Plantation, where butterflies and bird life can be spotted amongst the trees. It continues beyond this to Jeanie's Wood, where the path climbs up to find a clearing with some majestic older trees. After this, the route clings to the edge of the wood along an avenue-like canopy with views north towards Black Hill.
The path then doubles back, returning to rejoin the outward route towards the car park. Just before the end of the route, a short diversion reveals a plaque erected by the Duns Burns Club, commemorating the visit of Robert Burns to the area on 6th May 1787.
Tips and hints
Details of Robert Burns' visit to this area can be found here:
ParkingA small car park with space for around ten cars is located at beginning of the walk at Snuffy Hole on the Duns to Longfarmacus road.
Book recommendations for this region:
EquipmentComfortable walking shoes/boots are recommended. The circuit around Jeanie's Wood may be muddy in places after rainfall.