Minch Moor circuit from Traquair

With its summit just a short distance from the Southern Upland Way, Minch Moor makes for a popular short hillwalk from Traquair, with great views. The alternative return route described is rougher underfoot and requires more careful navigation.


Southern Upland Way provides excellent walking conditions up to near the summit, from where a good path leads to the cairn. Alternative descent route is rougher, unmarked and can be wet in places.

Public Transport

None to start; nearest bus at Innerleithen, 3km away.


Community hall car park, Traquair. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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