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Melrose to Old Melrose

About This Route

An interesting circular passing Trimontium (Roman Camp), Old Melrose (original site of Melrose Abbey) and The Rhymer’s Stone. Old Melrose is important as being one of the earliest Anglo-Saxon monasteries in northern Britain and the first spiritual home of St. Cuthbert. The site now has a cafe and antique shops in old estate buildings.

Statistics

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Level Details

    Minor roads and mostly good paths, often across open country. Some stretches could be muddy after rain. Steep gradients in places. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.

  • Towns

    Melrose, Newstead

  • Altitude Gain

    Negligible

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