Glensax Burn Loop, Peebles, Scottish Borders
Starting at the end of Glen Road in Kings Muir, Peebles, climb high above the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. 'This loop takes walkers into a hidden world of gently folding hills that feels wild and remote, yet is rarely far from civilisation,' says Richard. If you're feeling energetic you can add on a ridge that extends to Dun Rig before returning via Hundleshope Heights. However, for a shorter walk descend to Glensax Burn at Birkscairn Hill and head home via an easy farm track.
Distance 14 miles (www.peebles.info)