Southern Borders Loop 1

Cycling Route

Southern Borders Loop 1

Cycling

The Southern Borders Loop offers two options for cyclists. This shorter route is moderate and can easily be completed in a day.

The route is best undertaken in a clockwise direction and can be started from either Newcastleton or Hawick.

Please allow at least 6 hours 50 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

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Distance:
50mi / 80.5km
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Total climb:
4,526ft / 1,380m
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Total descent:
4,526ft / 1,380m
Towns along route:
Hawick, Newcastleton
Difficulty:
Hard
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What you'll see

Hawick

Towns & Villages

Hawick is the largest of the Border towns with a long history stretching back to the 1100’s.


Newcastleton

Towns & Villages

Newcastleton built in 1793 by the Duke of Buccleuch to capitalise on the growing textile markets, it has conservation status.