Ogilvie Trail – Kelso to Melrose

Driving Route

Ogilvie Trail – Kelso to Melrose


This tour is 22.58 miles long, please allow at least 42 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

The trail starts from the Millenium Viewpoint at the top of the town
with wonderful views of Kelso Bridge and the town.

You will get the chance to hear the poems while looking at the views that inspired them. Much of the countryside is quite remote. The roads are quiet and often single track. By following these routes you will not only get to know and love Ogilvie’s poetry but also see beautiful parts of the Scottish Borders unseen by most visitors.

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What you'll see

Millenium Viewpoint - Kelso

Scenic Views

The start of the next trail starts at Millenium Viewpoint

Kelso Bridge - Kelso

Outdoor Activities

Historic Bridge across the River Tweed.

Chalkheugh Terrace - Kelso

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

View of Old Roxburgh and Kelso Cauld

Smailholm Tower - Kelso

Ancestry, Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Ruins

Fifteenth Century Pele Tower with Scott connections

Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

Visitor Attractions

Historic Abbey ruins with the graves of Scott and Douglas Haig

Scott's View - Melrose

Scenic Views

Scott's View is probably the most famous view in the Scottish Borders.



Bridges across the Tweed

Trimontium Viewpoint - Melrose

Ancient, Roman & Iron Age

Roman Fort Site.

Mid Eildon Top - Melrose

Low Level Walks

These distinctive hills have well marked routes for walking as part of longer routes or just as a day out in themselves