Hundy Mundy Woodland Burial Ground
Girrick, near Kelso (not for correspondence)
Hundy Mundy Wood is a mature Scot's pine and beech wood in an elevated position on the Mellerstain Estate. Hundy Mundy is in fact the name of the gothic folly which stands prominently within a gap in the trees.
The wood is part of a historic, designed landscape of one of Scotland's great Georgian houses, which was begun in 1725 by architect William Adam and completed seventy years later by his famous son, Robert. The woodland burial ground is located near Kelso and about 35 miles south of Edinburgh, in the heart of the Scottish Borders.
From Edinburgh and the North...
A68/A685 - Leave the A68 at Carfraemill roundabout where you take the first exit onto the A697; turn right at A6089 towards Gordon and Kelso; go straight across the crossroads at Gordon; travel south on A6089 and note the turning on the right to Mellerstain House - about 1 mile beyond this take the next turning on the right signposted Girrick and Woodland Burial Ground; the burial ground is half a mile on the left-hand-side (past one turning on the left).
From Kelso and the South...
A6089 - Head out of Kelso on the A6089; travel north towards Gordon on the A6089. Go through Nenthorn and up the hill and look out for the Girrick 1/2 mile and Hundy Mundy burial site sign on the left. (nb - not the first Girrick sign which says Girrick 1 mile.) The burial ground is half a mile on the left-hand-side (past one turning on the left).
From Melrose / Galashiels -
Head east out of town onto the A6091; at the roundabout with the A68 take the first exit left; head north to Earlston, and turn right into the High Street A6105; about 1 mile out of town turn right towards Smailholm; and note the turning on the left to Mellerstain House - about 1 mile beyond this take the next turning on the left to Girrick; the burial ground is 1 mile on the right-hand-side.
Site map of Hundy Mundy Burial Woodland
Aerial view of Hundy Mundy Burial Woodland and Mellerstain Estate
The site is open all year round during daylight hours so please feel free to visit without making an appointment. The pedestrian gate is always open.