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Borders Abbeys Way

About This Route

The Borders Abbeys Way links the four great ruined abbeys in the Borders’ region – Dryburgh, Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose. The route also follows The Rivers Tweed and Teviot and the waters Jed and Ale in part. The route is divided into five-six day walks, however, you can divide it into shorter sections to suit yourself. There are VisitScotland Information Centres (tourism information) in Jedburgh, Hawick Selkirk, Melrose and Kelso; the Jedburgh centre is open all year round. This route is one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

Statistics

  • Distance

    68 miles

  • Level

    Long Distance

  • Level Details

    Riverside paths, tracks,road, forest rides, farm fields, old railway lines and old drove roads.

  • Towns

    Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso, Hawick, Selkirk

  • Altitude Gain

    1300m

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