Around Tweedbank

Route 7

Route 7 Tweedbank and Abbotsford walk

Around Tweedbank – 5 km / 3 miles

ROUTE
A walk via (or from) Tweedbank Station passing Gun Knowe Loch and on to Abbotsford House and Visitor Centre, the home of Sir Walter Scott.
Return following the Borders Abbeys Way by the River Tweed back to the start point.

START AND FINISH
Small parking area by the Southern Upland Way off the road to Lowood Bridge. Alternative start at Tweedbank Station.

TIME
Allow 2 hours (not including visit to Abbotsford)

TERRAIN
Tarmac and woodland paths though one stretch along the river could be muddy after rain. Fairly flat, but with some steps. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.

TOILETS
Abbotsford Visitor Centre.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Regular bus services pass the start points and go through Tweedbank. Trains from Tweedbank station to Edinburgh.