Burn Anne Historic Walk
Distance 5km / 3.1miles. Approximate time 1.5 hours.
The Burn Anne Historic Walk was completed in August 2008 after many years of planning. All the walks in and around Threepwood are lovely, but the Burn Anne Historic Walk is without doubt the most sensory and informative. Walkers are taken along country roads, through fields and woods and alongside the Burn Anne itself. Many picnic areas have been provided in areas of particular beauty. The area is abundant in flora, fauna and wildlife and is a lovely place to take time out and put life into perspective. There’s free Car Parking, a Walking Map and an interactive quiz/treasure hunt for children are available from Threepwood Farm, so please make sure that you collect these before you set off. Dogs are very welcome on the farm but must be kept on their lead and we simply ask you to respect the country code.
From Threepwood Farm car park turn left uphill and after approximately 100m turn right into "Fairy Dell", exit kissing gate into the field and head for the wildlife pond in the bottom corner. Enter kissing gate and follow the path around the pond and up the hill, enter the next field and follow the line of fence on your right (uphill), turn left and continue to follow the line of fence, exit the field at the kissing gate and turn right onto the tar road.
Continue until you come to the Burn Anne Historical Walk on your left, enter the kissing gate into the Target Wood (approximately 100m on) and take some time to study the story board at this fabulous viewpoint giving you an insight into the rich history of the area. The path veers off to your right, follow this until you come to another story board which is in an area the Scottish Wildlife Trust has designated as having special interest.
Follow the path until you see a signpost for Covenantor's Site. Take time to walk up to this ruin and find out about the fascinating history of the Covenantors in the area. Return to the main path which now takes you down to the Burn Anne, enjoy the picnic areas beside the burn and find out about the rare agate which has been found in this area and used extensively to make Scottish Jewellery.
Exit kissing gate onto the tar road and turn left, follow this road to the next junction at Sornhill and turn left again. You’re now on the home straight and head up the hill back to Threepwood car park.