Cauldshiels and the River Tweed

Walking Route

Cauldshiels and the River Tweed


A lovely long circular that passes by Cauldshiels and Faldonside Lochs. The route also goes through Rhymer’s Glen once part of Sir Walter Scott’s designed landscape.

The River Tweed rises in the Lowther Hills and flows for 100 miles before emptying into the sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is Scotland’s 4th largest river.

9mi / 15km
Total climb:
1,279ft / 390m
Total descent:
1,279ft / 390m
Towns along route:
Melrose, Tweedbank
Difficulty notes:
Paths, tracks and minor roads. Some stretches could be muddy, especially after rain. Moderate gradients in places. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.
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What you'll see


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.


Towns & Villages

This village grew out of difficult times in the late 60s and early 70s.