Bessie's Hill and Castle O'er, near Eskdalemuir

This walk links the sites of two iron-age hill-top forts rising above a blanket of forestry to give open views above the River White Esk. The forts are linked by a forest track and the return is along a quiet and attractive minor road.


Mostly forest tracks and minor roads. Some shorter sections of grassy forest path - muddy in places.

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None to start.


Bessie's Hill forestry car park, 2.5km south of Eskdalemuir. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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