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Gattonside Circular

About This Route

A short circular following the Southern Upland Way in part and crossing the River Tweed over the attractive Chain Bridge. 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. Gattonside is situated on a south slope so the monks had their orchards here.

Statistics

  • Distance

    31/2 miles

  • Level

    Easy

  • Level Details

    Minor roads and mostly good paths, although some stretches could be muddy after rain. Often flat, but with one moderate climb. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.

  • Towns

    Melrose, Gattonside

  • Altitude Gain

    Negligible

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