Abbotsford and River Tweed

Walking Route

Abbotsford and River Tweed

Walking

An easy circular following old railway lines paths, tracks and the banks of the River Tweed. Abbotsford was the home of Sir Walter Scott.

His estate is one of the most significant designed landscapes in Scotland, laid out between 1811 and 1825. Many of the paths through Abbotsford are just as Scott designed and laid out in late Georgian times.

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Distance:
6.5mi / 10.5km
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Total climb:
623ft / 190m
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Total descent:
623ft / 190m
Towns along route:
Melrose
Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficulty notes:
Minor roads and mostly good paths, although some stretches could be muddy after rain. Mostly flat or gently sloping. No special footwear needed when not muddy.
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What you'll see

Melrose

Towns & Villages

The picturesque town of Melrose is located next to the River Tweed at the foot of the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills.