Hawick to Selkirk

Walking Route

Hawick to Selkirk


This is one of five sections of the Borders Abbey Way and starts with a long, steady climb out of Hawick and Teviotdale onto the side of Drinkstone Hill and into typical Border hill farming countryside, and some forestry.

This circular route also follows The Rivers Tweed and Teviot and the waters Jed and Ale in part. The multi-day route is divided into five sections, however, you can divide it into sections to suit yourself. This section may be done in two shorter stages between Ashkirk and Hawick and Ashkirk and Selkirk. Take the bus to Ashkirk and walk along the road to join the route back to your start point. There is a regular bus service between Hawick and Selkirk (service 95) running hourly Monday to Saturday and two-hourly on Sundays. The journey time between Hawick and Selkirk is about 30 minutes.

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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Hawick is the largest of the Border towns with a long history stretching back to the 1100’s.

Ashkirk Aisle - Selkirk

Religious Buildings

Ancient kirk site and Ogilvie Family Aisle


Towns & Villages

Selkirk is one of the oldest Royal Burghs in Scotland and also one of the earliest settlements in what is now the Scottish Borders.