Cauldshiels & River Tweed
Cauldshiels & River Tweed – 14½ km / 9 miles
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.
Allow 4 – 5 hours
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.
Abbey Street, near car park.