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Abbotsford and River Tweed

About This Route

An easy circular following old railway lines paths, tracks and the banks of the River Tweed. Abbotsford was the home of Sir Walter Scott. His estate is one of the most significant designed landscapes in Scotland, laid out between 1811 and 1825. Many of the paths through Abbotsford are just as Scott designed and laid out in late Georgian times.

Statistics

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Level Details

    Minor 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

  • Altitude Gain

    150m

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