Abbotsford and River Tweed

Route 5

Route 5 Abbotsford map

Abbotsford and River Tweed – 10 km / 6 miles

ROUTE
A moderate walk following the path along the former railway line, and then a quiet road to reach Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott between 1812-1832.
Explore the Visitor Centre, house, and grounds before continuing the walk along the River Tweed following the Borders Abbeys Way back to Melrose.

START AND FINISH
Abbey car park. Buccleuch Street.

TIME
Allow 3 hours

TERRAIN
Minor roads and mostly good paths, although some stretches along the river could be muddy after rain. Mostly flat or gently sloping (some steps). No special footwear needed.

TOILETS
Abbey Street, near car park.