Megget & Talla

Cycling Route

Megget & Talla


This route heads south from Innerleithen passing Traquair House and along the Paddy Slacks towards the Gordon Arms.

Turning right into the Yarrow Valley and then on towards Tweedsmuir. With a steep climb up towards Megget Reservoir where you can enjoy great cycling and views towards Broad Law at 840m the highest hill in the Scottish Borders. It then descends towards Talla Reservoir. At Tweedsmuir it turns north passing Dawyck Botanic Garden and skirting round the south side of Cademuir Hill before descending into Peebles. The end of the route follows the south side of the Tweed Valley back towards Innerleithen.

Alternatively some may prefer to ride the route anti-clockwise which has fewer right hand turns at junctions.

Further details on this route are available to download.

A nice article about the route can be found here.

55mi / 89km
Total climb:
4,034ft / 1,230m
Total descent:
4,034ft / 1,230m
Towns along route:
Cardrona, Innerleithen, Traquair
Difficulty notes:
Longer distance or on hilly roads. May enter remote areas. High degree of self sufficiency required.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

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