Cauldshiels & River Tweed

Route 11

Route11 Cauldshiels and River Tweed map

Cauldshiels & River Tweed – 14½ km / 9 miles

ROUTE
A challenging walk with some moderate gradients exploring part of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford Estate, one of the most significant designed landscapes in Scotland. Walk up through Rhymers Glen, heading for Cauldshiels Loch, and then drop down to the riverside path passing the front of Abbotsford House and back by the River Tweed to Melrose, along the Borders Abbeys Way.

START AND FINISH
Abbey car park Buccleuch Street.
Alternative start from Tweedbank Station.

TIME
Allow 4 – 5 hours

TERRAIN
Mostly good paths and tracks often across open country. Excellent views of hills and surrounding countryside. Some stretches could be muddy after rain. Steps and steep gradients in places. Boots or strong shoes are recommended.

TOILETS
Abbey Street, near car park.