The 21st Festival, a week long celebration of walking and the Borders countryside will be hosted by Galashiels from 6th to 12th September


Gala Water shall not hold me –
Tho’ its mem’ries fair enfold me –
Nor many-gabled Abbotsford, so stately and so still;
For I’ll hasten to the vision
Of a valley fair, Elysian,
And gaze on Scotland’s Eden from the spur of Gala Hill.

Excerpt from The Borderland by Roger Quin.
Read the full poem and a small selection of others here

Booking is now open from the daily walks pages!

This year’s brochure is now available – contact us if you would like one

A day to day list of walks is online here

Galashiels is one of the largest towns in the Scottish Borders with excellent travel and retail facilities but it maintains its rural character. Learn more about Galashiels here and see more pictures of our area here.

 SESTRAN CMYK LOGO SEStran is proud to support the Scottish Borders Walking Festival once again in 2015. Read more here.

In 2016 the hosts will be Coldstream.