Kirnie Law, Priesthope and the River Tweed

Walking Route

Kirnie Law, Priesthope and the River Tweed


A most interesting route exploring pioneering engineering for powering the mills on the hills above Walkerburn.

This route includes The Cuddy Brig, a forest walk, a hill walk up to the dis-used water tank (the water from here powered the turbines) and a return along the River Tweed. You may wish to take the short detour to look closer at the tower shaped pumping station.

8mi / 12.5km
Total climb:
1,214ft / 370m
Total descent:
1,214ft / 370m
Towns along route:
Walkerburn, Innerleithen
Difficulty notes:
Riverside paths. Some sections may be muddy at times. Boots or strong shoes needed in wet conditions.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Walkerburn is a small village on the A72 road, about 8 miles from Peebles.


Towns & Villages

The small town of Innerleithen sits at the confluence of the River Tweed where it meets the Leithen Water. Inver is a common prefix for…