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Darnick and Gattonside

About This Route

An interesting short circular passing thorugh Melrose and two of its neighbouring settlements, Darnick and Gattonside; includes two crossings over the River Tweed on Lowood and Chain Bridges. The Chain Bridge was built in 1826 with a restriction placed on it that only 8 people were allowed on it at any one time; swinging the bridge was an offence.

Statistics

  • Distance

    41/2 miles

  • Level

    Easy

  • Level Details

    Roads and mostly good paths, although some stretches could be muddy after rain. Mostly flat or gently sloping. No special footwear needed when not muddy.

  • Towns

    Melrose, Newstead

  • Altitude Gain

    Negligible

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