Route Number 3
Gattonside Circular - 5½ km / 3½ miles

Route Map

A short walk with one moderate climb. Cross the Chain Bridge to follow the Southern Upland Way by the river and then above Gattonside on the north side of the Tweed with extensive views across to Melrose and the Eildon Hills.

Start and Finish: Abbey car park, Buccleuch Street.
Time: Allow 1½ - 2 hours
Terrain: Minor roads and mostly good paths, although some stretches by the river could be muddy after rain. Mostly flat, but with one moderate climb. Boots or strong shoes are recommended.
Toilets: Abbey Street near car park.

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Melrose from viewing point at Gattonside Mains

Chain Bridge

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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