​Darnick & Gattonside

Route 2

Route 2 Darnick and Gattonside map

Darnick & Gattonside – 7 km / 4½ miles

ROUTE
A walk through the villages of Darnick and then Gattonside by crossing the River Tweed at the Lowood “bottle” bridge.
Then, join the Southern Upland Way along the river and cross over by the Chain Bridge past Melrose Abbey and back to Melrose.

START AND FINISH
Abbey car park. Buccleuch Street.

TIME
Allow 2 – 2½ hours

TERRAIN
Roads and mostly good paths, although some stretches by the river could be muddy after rain. Mostly flat or gently sloping. No special footwear needed.

TOILETS
Abbey Street, near car park.