Route Number 7
Around Tweedbank - 5 km / 3 miles

Route Map

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 V.I. centre.
Public Transport: Regular bus services pass the start points and go through Tweedbank. Trains from Tweedbank station to Edinburgh.

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Gun Knowe Loch

Eildons from Tweedbank Station

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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