The Great Outdoors

Langholm is blessed with stunning scenery, soft rolling hills, historic places of interest and a spirit of adventure among the community who enjoy the many outdoor pursuits available.


Langholm has some of the most scenic waymarked walks around the town and surrounding countryside. Suitable for all abilities, you can enjoy family walks taking in lovely views of the Eskdale Valley and for the more adventurous, challenge yourself with our five peaks; Castle Hill, Meikleholm, Timpen, Warbla and Whita.

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With quiet country roads and lanes around the town, it's no suprise that Langholm is a destination preferred by many cyclists and mountain bike enthusiasts. Our hills are not for the faint hearted but once conquered, the views are spectacular. Circular road routes are popular and you can be guaranteed of a watering hole along the way.


The River Esk (Border Esk) is popular with canoeists and paddleboarders. The access is at the Kilngreen car park north end of Langholm (NY394764) into the Ewes Water.

Becks and Gaskells Walk

This is an attractive short 4k walk with good views over the town and a pleasant woodland section along the Wauchope Water. Much used by locals. With road, tracks and pathsm boots are not needed in dry weather. 

Wild Eskdale

The hills, rivers and valleys around the town of Langholm are the gateway to nature based tourism in Scotland. It is the first place after crossing the border into Scotland heading north that you have a chance of seeing the iconic Golden Eagle.


Jenny Nobles Gill

This is a pleasantly varied gentle figure of eight walks which starts and finishes through the length of the town and then passes along the hillside through fields and woods. Road and good tracks. Boots not needed in dry weather. 8km/5 miles