Mountain bikers are very well catered for in the Scottish Borders with some of the best trail centres in the UK in our area. The Glentress and Innerleithen downhill and cross-country centres are both excellent facilities located in the upper Tweed valley. For more information visit: http://www.7stanesmountainbiking.com/glentress—innerleithen
For non-mountain bikers the touring cycling opportunities are almost limitless with a huge range of different routes and trails available, all set in the stunning Scottish Borders countryside. There is a useful guide to routes around Melrose available from the Tourist Information Centre and popular routes take in Melrose Abbey, where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried, and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott.
Bikes can be hired in Melrose from Hardies bikes. See http://www.hardiesbikes.com/ for more information.
Whatever type of cycling you are into The Borders has it all!
Go Ape is a tree top adventure course and zip wire located at Glentress It not only offers a highly adventurous day out for adults and children, the drive from Harleyburn to Glentress following the Tweed valley delivers stunning scenery and views. For more information see:
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Located only a short 15-minute drive away from Harleyburn there is an excellent clay pigeon shooting facility at Braidwood which offers instruction and gun hire for all levels and abilities. For more information see: https://www.bisleyshooting.co.uk/our-grounds/bisley-at-braidwood/
Bowhill House & Country Estate
A large country house, which is the home of the Duke of Buccleuch, contains a large adventure playground and soft play plus lots of excellent forest trails for mountain biking or walking. The estate is located just outside Selkirk less than 15 minutes from Harleyburn. For more information see website: http://www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/
Horses and horse riding are in the blood of the Scottish Borders. Riding lessons and hacks can be provided at various places close to Harleyburn: See for more information: http://ianstarkequestriancentre.co.uk/ and http://www.broomhill-ridingcentre.co.uk/
For walking holidays in the Scottish Borders Harleyburn Cottages and B&B are in an enviable location. As well as numerous dog-friendly walks on local footpaths and tracks in nearby woodlands or riversides, we also have the famous St Cuthbert’s Way running close to Harleyburn. The route covers 100km of the wonderful Borders countryside from Melrose to the Holy Island (Lindisfarne) on the East Coast. More information on this path can been found on: http://www.stcuthbertsway.info/
For guests walking St Cuthberts Way and starting in Melrose we are happy for you to leave your car free of charge at Harleyburn for later collection at the end of your walk.
There are many other famous walking routes in and around Melrose which can be accessed locally. These include the Southern Upland Way, the Borders Abbeys Way, the Roman Heritage Way and Sir Walter Scott Way. More information on these and many other walks can be found on the excellent https://walkscottishborders.com/ website.