Midlem & Lindean

Cycling Route

Midlem & Lindean


This route heads east from Selkirk and climbs to the summit on Lindean Moor and then undulates passing Lindean Loch Nature Reserve.

The route then turns towards Midlem and on to Lilliesleaf. The route climbs away from the Ale Water which provides extensive views to the north-west at the summit. The route then heads back to Selkirk.

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14.5mi / 23.5km
Total climb:
1,574ft / 480m
Total descent:
1,574ft / 480m
Towns along route:
Lilliesleaf, Midlem, Galashiels
Difficulty notes:
Mostly low level route or with some climbing on trail and/or public roads.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Lilliesleaf is a small village, located 7 miles south east of Selkirk.


Towns & Villages

Midlem is a small located three miles east of Selkirk, along the B6453 road.


Towns & Villages

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