Camping With Dogs

Leave Only Pawprints…

We all love dogs at Ruberslaw Wild Woods. Everybody knows Charlie the terrier, he’s a real little character around the place. He lives on site with his family Alan, Carla & Robert.

Nicky has three dogs: Willow; Penny; and Twiglet. Willow and Twiglet sometimes get to put their uniform on and “help” at the campsite, Penny is too naughty, enough said! Rae loves everybody else’s dogs and used to show Gordon Setters with his family when he was a lad! Many of you will have met Ruth who used to work at Ruberslaw, Ruth now has her own dog walking business and two gorgeous dogs of her own.

So of course, this means we love meeting your dogs and it’s wonderful seeing the same little faces coming back again and again. Please post a photo of your camping canine in the comments below!

The walks we have around the estate and further afield are doggy heaven! We have around 500 acres for you to explore, made up of woodland paths with sooo many smells, open fields whose edges you can walk, quiet roads and tracks and, of course, the moorland and slopes of mighty Ruberslaw itself. We can give you a map of the paths around the estate to help you find your way, there are spectacular views and the view in each direction is unique!

charle ruberlsaw summit

Charlie on Ruberslaw summit

Both The Cross Keys and The Fox and Hounds pubs in Denholm village are within walking distance and allow dogs. You can find other pubs in the area who also allow dogs here: Dugs Friendly Pubs Guide

The Scottish Borders has an amazing dog history, breeds which have origins in the area: the Border Collie, the Border Terrier and the lesser known but massively appealing Dandie Dinmont. The Dandie Dinmont has historic connections to Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott and also to The Haining house in Selkirk, which has a delightful walk around its loch. At The Haining you can see the kennel of “Old Ginger” the original Dandie, the kennels also housed not only a wolf but also Wojtek the Bear!!





Old Ginger

We do ask that, during your stay that you read our site rules regarding dogs and follow good ettiquette as a responsible dog owner. This is a nice guide written by a camper: Camping With Dogs

Camping With Dogs

As well as the walks on the estate the Borders has fantastic walking country with the Borders Abbeys Way passing through the estate on the section between Jedburgh and Hawick.


Jedburgh and Hawick have lovely town trails around the towns, with walks of various lengths there’s something for everyone no matter what size your paws are!

We will soon see the Border Union Championship Dog Show in the wonderful showground at the wonderful Springwood Park showground at Kelso. The show runs for two days in June (16th & 17th in 2018).

Don’t forget to put photos of your pooch in the comments on here, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we love them all!!





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