Scott’s View & Dryburgh

Cycling Route

Scott’s View & Dryburgh


This route passes by Trimontium an outpost of the Roman Empire and the Leaderfoot Viaduct before climbing towards Scott’s View, where you can pause and enjoy the view of the River Tweed as Sir Walter Scott used to.

The route loops around Bemersyde Moss Nature Reserve before arriving in Dryburgh where you can pause to see the Abbey. Cross the River Tweed and head towards Newtown St Boswells before passing by the Rhymer’s Stone and returning towards Melrose.

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14mi / 22.5km
Total climb:
1,345ft / 410m
Total descent:
1,345ft / 410m
Towns along route:
Melrose, St Boswells
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

The trail starts in Melrose beside the magical Eildon Hills.

St Boswells

Towns & Villages

St Boswells is a a small village on the south side of the River Tweed.