Coast and Castles

Cycling Route

Coast and Castles


Wonderful views, historic sites and friendly communities make this a truly memorable journey. The vast majority of this route is on quiet roads and is usually tackled in a northerly direction, although can be done either way.

The route is moderate with a few steep sections and will take around 5 days to complete. Please allow at least 12 hours 30 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

94.5mi / 151.5km
Total climb:
6,068ft / 1,850m
Total descent:
5,904ft / 1,800m
Towns along route:
Berwick Upon Tweed, Coldstream, Kelso, St Boswells, Melrose, Innerleithen
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What you'll see

Berwick Upon Tweed

Towns & Villages

Berwick-upon-Tweed lies just three miles from the Scottish Border, making it the most northerly town in Northumberland.


Towns & Villages

The town of Coldsstream lies on the north bank of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.


Towns & Villages

The large town of Kelso lies near to the meeting point of the River Tweed and the River Teviot.

St Boswells

Towns & Villages

St Boswells is a a small village on the south side of the River Tweed.


Towns & Villages

The trail starts in Melrose beside the magical Eildon Hills.

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open.


Towns & Villages

The small town of Innerleithen sits at the confluence of the River Tweed where it meets the Leithen Water. Inver is a common prefix for…

The 'John Buchan Story' Museum - Peebles

Museums & Exhibitions

The Museum follows his extraordinary career. Artefacts, photos & Buchan's writings to tell a remarkable story.