Melrose to Old Melrose

Walking Route

Melrose to Old Melrose


An interesting circular passing Trimontium (Roman Camp), Old Melrose (original site of Melrose Abbey) and The Rhymer’s Stone.

Old Melrose is important as being one of the earliest Anglo-Saxon monasteries in northern Britain and the first spiritual home of St. Cuthbert. The site now has a cafe and antique shops in old estate buildings.

6.5mi / 10.5km
Total climb:
525ft / 160m
Total descent:
525ft / 160m
Towns along route:
Melrose, Newstead
Difficulty notes:
Minor roads and mostly good paths, often across open country. Some stretches could be muddy after rain. Steep gradients in places. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

The trail starts in Melrose beside the magical Eildon Hills.


Towns & Villages

Newstead is a village approximately 1 mile east of Melrose. It is thought to be the oldest continually-inhabited settlement in Scotland.