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Tweedbank and Abbotsford

About This Route

A short circular that you can start from the railway station passing by Gunknowe Loch, Abbotsford and returning on the Borders Abbeys Way (one of Scotland’s Great Trails) along the River Tweed. The River Tweed rises in the Lowther Hills and flows for 100 miles before emptying into the sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is Scotland’s 4th largest river.

Statistics

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Level Details

    Minor roads, mostly good paths and woodland path. One stretch along the river could be muddy after rain. Fairly flat, but with two flights of steps. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.

  • Towns

    Melrose

  • Altitude Gain

    310m

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