History

The Scottish Borders Walking Festival first took place in West Linton in 1995 and since then has moved around the area on an annual basis. It is the longest established walking festival in Scotland.

The festival is overseen by Scottish Borders Council and organised each year by different Borders’ communities. It normally takes place in the first week of September, with 3 to 5 walks per day of varying lengths, and includes a programme of evening entertainment.

The festival has previously been hosted by the following areas. Click to view each year’s programme where available:

2017 – Peebles (list of walks / festival booklet)
2016 – Coldstream
2015 – Galashiels
2014 – Jedburgh & Denholm
2013 – Innerleithen, Walkerburn & Clovenfords
2012 – Eyemouth and District
2011 – Hawick
2010 – Peebles
2009 – Jedburgh & Hawick
2008 – Galashiels
2007 – Kelso
2006 – Selkirk
2005 – Jedburgh
2004 – Eyemouth
2003 – Hawick
2002 – Melrose
2001 – West Linton – postponed to Spring 2002 due to foot-and-mouth outbreak
2000 – Selkirk
1999 – East Berwickshire
1998 – Lauderdale
1997 – Jedburgh
1996 – Hawick
1995 – West Linton