Monteviot being situated in the depths of the Borders offers great opportunities for various activities. It is at the centre of a series of recognised walks both long and short, including Dere Street, St Cuthbert’s Way and marked walks to the Waterloo Monument on Penielheugh behind and above the House. It is in the heart of equestrian activities, and there is excellent fishing to be found in the River Teviot. There is let shooting and roe deer stalking. There are interesting ruined Abbeys in the towns around, and many historic sites and buildings reflecting the wild frontier days of the Border Reivers.