Route Number 11
Cauldshiels & River Tweed - 14½ km / 9 miles

Route Map

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, 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, Melrose. Alternative start from Tweedbank Station.
Time: Allow 4 - 5 hours
Terrain: Paths, tracks and mminor roads. Some stretches could be muddy, especially after rain. Moderate gradients in places. Boots or strong shoes are recommended.
Toilets: Abbey Street near car park.

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Cauldshiels Loch

River Tweed approaching Melrose

Fuller details on this walk are contained within the "Paths around Melrose" publication. This can be purchased on line by following this link.

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