Activities around NewcastletonYou need never be short of things to do in Newcastleton.

The village has a range of activities for all age groups and all interests. For the family there are the 7stanes mountain biking trails, a variety of outdoor activities from abseiling to gorge walking at Rock UK, Whithaugh Park, which also has an indoor swimming pool for those bad weather days! For the cyclist who loves the challenge of a longer route or the adventure of the forest, there are the coast to coast route and the trails to Kielder. There is also the Southern Borders Loop, if you want a either a challenge or to take it a bit easier with an overnight stop. The loop is available to download from the home page.

If you need cleaning up afterwards, there are bike cleaning facilities available at the garage and we even have public showers available from 7am to 6pm every day, all year round.

If you prefer less arduous activities the village boasts a range of walks both long and short, which explore the village, local countryside and forest where wildlife watching is also popular. Or perhaps horse riding is your passion, if so there are plenty of local trails, on quiet lanes and off road, with horses available to hire.

Perhaps a game of golf or bowling is more to your taste. And don’t forget to bring the fishing rod and spend a day out on the river. There is also our Polysport which offers a wide range of sporting activities.

We are fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife right on our doorstep, from Red squirrels to Adders, Hares to Roe Deer living alongside Pheasants and a huge variety of wild birds. Whether you are into painting, photography or just quietly watching, there is something for everyone. The photographers and Artists among you will also appreciate the variety of beautiful landscapes all around us.

If you are not into sports, we have a super Heritage Centre where you can see the history of the area laid out in photos and exhibitions and maybe find out a bit about your ancestry.

You might also want to visit during one the main village events such as the Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival or the Holm Show – we'd love to see you there!

And after you have sampled the activities above remember there is a warm welcome at the fine local places to eat, stay and shop.