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Newstead Circular

About This Route

An interesting short circular from Melrose to Newstead along the ancient Priorswalk and passed the Rhymer’s Stone. You follow in the footsteps of the monks along Priorswalk before heading through the old settlement of Newstead, believed to be the oldest inhabited village in Scotland. You can also stop for a moment at the Rhymer’s Stone; Thomas Rhymer was spirited away by the fairies according to folklore.

Statistics

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Level

    Easy

  • Level Details

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

  • Towns

    Melrose, Newstead

  • Altitude Gain

    Negligible

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