AS part of the forthcoming Manor Valley Festival, the John Buchan Museum is organising a pleasant walk on Saturday, September 10.

Explore some literary connections of the area too and walk in the footsteps of John Buchan and others.

The planned walk is mainly level and under five miles along and near the Tweed, including Barns Tower.

With a few stops to appreciate the writings of Buchan, his description of people, places and the local landscape, this promises to be a pleasant literary afternoon.

Tea/coffee and home baking will be provided before and after the walk, which starts at 2pm and finishes around 4.30pm from Kirkton Manor village hall.

This walk will be more than 39 Steps but not designed to be a Richard Hannay chase across the countryside.

It’s more likely to be a chance to reflect on Buchan’s writings, with other literary pieces thrown in too!

Tickets are priced at £6 (incl refreshments) and are available from the John Buchan Museum, Peebles or call 01721 722659.