Dere Street

Walking Route

Dere Street


Dere Street is one of four major roads built by the Roman Army in Britain more than nineteen centuries ago.

There are still some Roman camps visible on parts of the route. We have shown two suggested linear routes for you to enjoy from Towford to Jedburgh and St Boswells to Jedburgh. Pennymuir Roman Camp is near Towford and is clearly visible in its shape and size by the presence of earthen banks.

Route distance – up to 13 miles. It is possible to split the route into shorter sections to walk from Towford or from Jedburgh.

12.5mi / 20.5km
Total climb:
1,378ft / 420m
Total descent:
1,804ft / 550m
Difficulty notes:
Tracks and roads.
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What you'll see

Towford - Jedburgh

Animals & Wildlife

A ford across the River Kale.