The Mighty Deerstalker 2015

  • River running in March ... brrr!
  • Out of the river and up the hill ...
  • Getting into the spirit ...
  • Charge ... the big one begins
  • Over the hay bales and away into the dark ...
  • All smiles at the end

For once, mountain biking played second fiddle on Saturday as around 3,000 runners descended on Innerleithen for the 10th Mighty Deerstalker adventure race – a fun, raucous and really rather challenging romp through the hills and rivers of this part of the Tweed Valley. Starting and finishing at Traquair House, around 500 or so opted for the shorter 5k (and a bit) race that was run in daylight, but still a challenge for many. The... Read more

Jason Baxter, Photographer & Film-maker

  • Jason Baxter
  • Jason Baxter landscapes
  • Jason Baxter landscapes

Attracted by the light and the landscape, local photographer and film-maker Jason Baxter continues to gain inspiration from the Tweed Valley – so much so that he’s dedicated a film to the area


When did you first come to the Tweed Valley?

I came here from Edinburgh about seven years ago.

What is it about the Tweed Valley that does it for you?

I first experienced the Tweed Valley whilst on a... Read more

When it snows ...

  • Looking over Innerleithen to Walkerburn
  • St Ronan's Wood, Innerleithen
  • Snow not a problem for this trail runner
  • Drifting snow
  • Views through the gorse


I love how snow transforms a landscape. It provides an instant hush – a muffled blanket across the land. Gentle hills suddenly look more like mountains, while even the most familiar walk becomes a step into the unknown. Hope you enjoy a few snaps from a stroll through St Ronan’s Wood above Innerleithen earlier today. With strong winds blasting exposed ground higher up, the snow was pretty deep in places.  Read more


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