Walk: Beeline for Lee Pen
A number of small summits jostle for space in the immediate vicinity of Innerleithen. Perfect for mountain biking - for which the village is well known - but it's a great destination for walking too. To the north-west is Lee Pen: a shapely peak by Borders standards, just breaching the 500-metre contour line. With a direct path to the top, set off mid-morning and you should be safely back at Innerleithen in time for lunch.
|[Excellent views in all directions from the top - this is looking west up Tweeddale]|
Name: Walk: Beeline for Lee Pen ★★★☆☆
Length: 5 km / 3 miles
Ascent: 340 metres
Main summits: Lee Pen (502 metres)
Points of interest: Innerleithen & town sights
Start / finish: Car park on St Ronan's Terrace, Innerleithen, G.R.: NT 329367 ///bikes.junction.parading
Route: Start - Chapman's Well - Kirklands Hill - Lee Pen - return by outward route
Terrain: Residential streets to start, then tarmac track (with path alternative) onto ridge. Fairly clear, grassy paths through fields beyond with steep final ascent to summit.
Wildlife today: A bat fluttering around in broad daylight near Chapman's Well; sheep, blackbirds and various other birds.
Weather today: Sunny, though rather hazy. Only about 10°C but feeling warmer where sheltered from the wind.
>> see separate post for Innerleithen ★☆☆☆☆ & town sights
|[Gorse lines the lower part of the path]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)