A heritage walk to visit the area associated with St Cuthbert’s early monastc life at Old Melrose which is situated
within a looping meander of the River Tweed. On the way pass Trimontium, site of the Roman fort at the foot of the
Eildon Hills. Return by the Rhymers Stone.
Start and finish: Parking area or bus stop near Trimontium site at east end of Newstead.
Extra 3 km/2 miles if starting from Melrose as Route 6.
Details are in preparation and will be loaded to the website soon.
Start and Finish: Abbey car park Buccleuch Street; alternative start from small parking area/bus stop at the top
end of Newstead village.
Time: Allow 4 - 5 hours.
Terrain: Minor roads and mostly good paths, often across open country. Some stretches could be muddy after
rain. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.
Toilets: Abbey Street near car park; Old Melrose tearoom.
Public Transport: Regular bus services pass through Newstead and Leaderfoot roundabout.