Kirkpatrick C2C – Galashiels Spur

Cycling Route

Kirkpatrick C2C – Galashiels Spur


This 2-mile route spur takes you to the charming town of Galashiels, a town built on the textile industry, which sits on the River Tweed and is surrounded by rolling hills.

The town is home to the Great Tapestry of Scotland, an immense visual artwork of 160 panels, which tells the story of Scotland’s history, heritage and culture.

Galashiels also has strong literary roots, Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, wrote poems here and the novelist, poet and playwright, Sir Walter Scott, lived not far from the town at the exquisite Abbotsford House.

2mi / 3km
Total climb:
164ft / 50m
Total descent:
98ft / 30m
Towns along route:
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Lying in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, Galashiels is one of the most popular towns in the Scottish Borders.