Activities

The Potting Shed is extremely well placed to enjoy the best of what the region has to offer and you are surrounded by woods, wildlife and wonderful views. There are stunning walks on the door step, local access to some of the best beats on the Tweed and the cosmopolitan delights of Edinburgh and only an hour away.  The Potting Shed is just 10 minutes from the Tweedbank Train Station, the last station on the recently re-opened Borders Railway.

  • Walking – Local walks from the door including the Black Hill and Leaderfoot. Easy access to log distance routes including Southern Upland Way, St Cuthbert’s Way and the 4 Abbeys Way.
  • Fishing – Prime Tweed beats 5 minutes from your door include Gledswood, Ravenswood, Tweedswood and Bemerysde.  Fishing can also be arranged through Mike Allan who is an experienced Borders River Guide with excellent knowledge of the local area. He offers a range of services to suit individual needs and experience.
  • Cycling / Mountain Biking – The signed route of the Tweed cycle way is easily accessible and there are plenty of mountain biking opportunities including Innerleithen and Glentress which are under an hour away.  Experience the many events during Tweed Love every May and June.
  • Horseriding – The Cowdenknowes Equestrian centre offers riding and lessons.
  • Historic houses and gardens  – nearby are Dryburgh Castle, Floors Castle, Thirlstane Castle, Bowhill House, Abbotsford House, Mellerstain.  Further afield but within an hour’s drive are Traquair House and Kailzie Gardens to the west and  Paxton House towards the coast and Berwick Upon Tweed.
  • Border history – explore the market towns of Melrose with its now famous Book Festival every June, or Kelso and Jedburgh and their famous Abbeys.
  • The Coast – the Northumberland coast is just under an hour away. Check out the surf at the beautiful Coldingham Bay and the walks and wildlife at St Abbs nature reserve.