Route Number 8
Melrose to Old Melrose – 13 km/ 8 miles

Route Map

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.

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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.

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Path to Old Melrose

Leaderfoot 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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