Leaderfoot Circular

Route 12

Route12 Earlston- Leaderfoot Circular map

Leaderfoot Circular – 13½ km / 8½ miles

ROUTE
An excellent circular walk encompassing open countryside, a steep wooded river valley and views of historic bridges over the River Tweed at Leaderfoot.
Return passing the site of old Roman fort, Newstead village and along riverside path back to Melrose.

START AND FINISH
Abbey car park Buccleuch Street.

TIME
Allow 4½ to 5 hours

TERRAIN
Minor roads and good paths, with some stretches muddy after rain. Varied terrain, with one moderate climb up Goat’s Brae and steps on the wooded sections along the Leader Water. Boots or strong shoes are recommended.

TOILETS
Abbey Street, near car park.