Housebyres

Walking Route

Housebyres

Walking

A moderate circular taking you up to the pretty Byres Loch and returning on the Southern Upland Way along the River Tweed and over The Chain Bridge.

The Chain Bridge was built in 1826 with a restriction placed on it that only 8 people were allowed on it at any one time; swinging the bridge was an offence. Gattonside is situated on a south slope so the monks had their orchards here.

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Distance:
8mi / 13km
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Total climb:
1,082ft / 330m
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Total descent:
1,082ft / 330m
Towns along route:
Melrose
Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficulty notes:
Minor roads and mostly good paths, although some stretches could be muddy after rain. Moderate gradients in places. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.
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What you'll see

Melrose

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.