This short loop travels to the east of Selkirk with a gradual climb out of the town before descending into the Ettrick Valley.

The route is undulating with a couple of stiff climbs before dropping down to the Ettrick Water at Carterhaugh Bridge. Make time to visit Bowhill Country Estate before returning to Selkirk. Selkirk is not on the route but has a great variety of ammenties and facilites.

3mi / 5km
Total climb:
328ft / 100m
Total descent:
328ft / 100m
Difficulty notes:
Low level route with little or no climbing. Minimal traffic, and some traffic free.
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What you'll see

Bowhill House & Grounds - Selkirk

Visitor Attractions

Deep in the heart of the Scottish Borders an enchanting country estate awaits you with an adventure playground, exhibition & world renowned art collection.

Tamlane's Well - Selkirk

History & Heritage

Holy Well or Sacred Spring in Scottish Borders

Generals Bridge - Selkirk


Possibly 18th century. Broad single segmentally-arched bridge over Yarrow Water.