Jedburgh to Hawick

Walking Route

Jedburgh to Hawick


This is one of five sections of the Borders Abbeys Way and is a varied route, with a fairly steady climb from Jedburgh town centre and later a steep section up the side of Merlin Wood onto the side of Black Law.

There follows a gradual descent through mainly agricultural land to the village of Denholm and into Teviotdale where the route follows the north bank of the River Teviot into Hawick.

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 may be done in two shorter sections between Jedburgh and Denholm, and Denholm and Hawick. Use the bus to your start point or at the end.

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What you'll see

Drumlanrig’s Tower - Hawick

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

A recently restored 16th-century building

Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

Visitor Attractions

There is no known building on this site until the 11th or 12th century. A priory was founded by King David I (1124-53) in 1138.…


Towns & Villages

Bedrule is a tranquil hamlet in the Rule Valley, just over 8 miles north-east of Hawick.


Towns & Villages

The village of Denholm is built around the Green. In the middle of the Green stands Leyden's Monument which was erected in 1861


Towns & Villages

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