Of the various walks through the hills surrounding Peebles, the five-mile Sware Trail is one of the easiest and most scenic, weaving west along the north bank of the river and looping back to the south. On the way, it passes Neidpath Castle, a gaunt medieval tower-house perched high above the river on a rocky bluff. The walk also goes by the splendid skew rail bridge, part of the defunct Glasgow line.

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