Walk: Beeline for Lee Pen

Scottish Borders | Moorfoot Hills | Half day walk | ★★★

[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 northwest 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]

📌 Walk: Beeline for Lee Pen ★★★
Start / finish at car park on St Ronan's Terrace, Innerleithen village centre, G.R.: NT 329367 ///bikes.junction.parading

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 340 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: Innerleithen & town sights; △ Lee Pen (502 m)
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.

Route & map

Start - Innerleithen & village sights - Chapman's Well - Kirklands Hill - Lee Pen - return by outward route

Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: A bat fluttering around in broad daylight near Chapman's Well; sheep, blackbirds and various other birds.
Weather: Sunny, though rather hazy. Only about 10°C but feeling warmer where sheltered from the wind.

[Gorse lines the lower part of the path]


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