The Royal Burgh of Lauder situated on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills is ideal for walkers of all abilities. The Lauder Paths Network
offers a range of shorter walks which can be undertaken directly from the hotel. Lauder being on the Southern Upland Way also offers longer
walks straight from the hotel and with a short drive the likes of the Eildon Hills offer an invigorating walk.
Around and about the Black Bull and area
The Scottish Borders offers top class fishing and shooting. The renowned River Tweed offers some of the best salmon and trout fishing you can find. Local ghillies can guide you to the best fishing pools. The local River Leader also offers trout and greyling fishing.
Driven pheasant and partridge shooting is available nearby in the Lammermuir Hills.
The local Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow and woodland landscape. It is the family home of the Duke of Lauderdale, and is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland. It still remains a family home to the Maitland family today. During the summer months Thirlestane is open to the day visitor and for group tours.
As well as the castle building there are wodland walks, picnic area and children's play area.
Lauder provides an excellent base for cycling. For the road cycler there are routes to suit all levels of cyclist. Lauder hosts the Tour de Lauder in April each year.
If you prefer mountain biking the mountain biking centres at Glentress, Innerleithen and 7 Stanes near Newcastleton are a short drive away.