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Smailholm and Mellerstain

About This Route

This circular route from Smailholm follows paths and tracks passing through farmland, woodland and underneath the dramatic Smailholm Tower. Smailholm Tower is managed by Historic Scotland and you can look inside (charges apply.) It is built on a crag that sits proud of the surrounding arable landscape.

Smailholm and Mellerstain are just over 7 miles west of Kelso on the B6397 road.

Statistics

  • Distance

    81/2 miles

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Level Details

    Minor roads, grassy tracks and short sections of “B” class roads.

  • Towns

    Smailholm, Kelso

  • Altitude Gain

    Negligible

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