Thursday, 16 September 2021
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Get away from the hustle and bustle, relax, and enjoy the peaceful, uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills. From here explore Newcastleton forest’s walking and mountain bike trails, and also Wauchope forest walking trails just a short drive away - a great place to look out for Goshawks in the skies above.
Both upper and lower Cheviot car parks are close to one another, just 100 meters along the road separates them. Walk or cycle along the forest road from the car park, and if you are good with a map you can discover larger loops on foot or bike that go deep into the hills.
The nearest facilities to the Cheviots (including shops and places to eat and drink) can be found in Hawick (13 miles) and Newcastleton (13 miles). There are also public toilets in Hawick. Nearby Wauchope features waymarked walking trails.
Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the upper and lower Cheviot car parks from 26 April – 31 October 2021.
To help plan your stay, please see the details below:
Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, other participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
From Hawick (North): Leave Hawick heading North-East on the A698 for about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto the A6088 and travel around 6.5 miles, continuing through Bonchester Bridge. Turn right onto the B6357 heading South for approximately 5 miles until you find the Cheviot car parks on your right.
From Newcastleton (South-West): Leave Newcastleton heading North on the B6357 for approximately 13 miles until your reach the Cheviot car parks.
From Otterbrun (South-East): Head North-West on the A68 for approximately 13.5 miles. Turn left onto the A6088 for around 7 miles. Turn left onto the B6357 heading South for approximately 5 miles until you find the Cheviot car parks on your right.
TD9 8JP is the postcode for the nearby village of Bonchester Bridge, about 6 miles from the Cheviot car parks.
A woodland full of wildlife, with a picturesque burn
A stunning woodland landscape with tranquil trails