Heritage Trails

Heritage Trail Panel in situe

Glenochar Heritage Trail information panel

The first heritage trail created by BAG was at the Glenochar Bastle House and Fermtoun Trail near Crawford. This was the culmination at that time, 1998, of the original research, survey and excavation by the group on the subject.

The trail was awarded a Glenfiddich Living History Award and the Pitt Rivers Award for the best voluntary project, among others. At that time an accompanying booklet was produced to inform visitors and this will soon appear on this web in a revised form which deals with further work on bastle houses, sheep milking buchts and shielings.


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A further bastle house trail is available at nearby Daer Valley and leads to Wintercleuch bastle house and farm, and more interpretation panels will be installed in the Daer valley for yet another bastle house excavation; Smithwood and several pre-historic sites nearby.

The site of Lyne Early Christian cists excavated in association with Peeblesshire Archaeological Society is now a trail which also encompasses the nearby Lyne Roman Fort and the Lyne Church.

These trails have access facilities and each has full illustrated display panels on site for the benefit of visitors.

Other heritage trails have been planned for some time but unfortunately the scheme has not attracted funding which is principally required for the production of the display panels.