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Storm Clean-up: Many of our forests, especially in the east and south of Scotland, remain closed. Please plan ahead and check online before visiting.

Cheviots

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

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About

Travel off the beaten track

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.

Facilities and access

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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.

Stay The Night

Our Stay the Night trial has now ended. All participating car parks have now reverted to no overnight parking permitted, in line with all our car parks.

Car parking information

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.

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Getting here

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.

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TD9 8JP is the postcode for the nearby village of Bonchester Bridge, about 6 miles from the Cheviot car parks.

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Nearby forests

View across conifer forest towards distant hills

A woodland full of wildlife, with a picturesque burn

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
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Parking
Horse riding
Horse riding
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Cheviots': 2.42 miles
Girl inspects moss with adult in forest

A stunning woodland landscape with tranquil trails

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Cheviots': 9.45 miles
Mountain bike wheel splashing through muddy puddle

Thrills galore in the rolling forest - brilliant for biking

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
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Parking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Horse riding
Horse riding
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Cheviots': 9.90 miles

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