Tweed Valley Railway Path

Cycling Route

Tweed Valley Railway Path


The Tweed Valley Railway Path links the towns of Innerleithen and Peebles passing through the village of Cardrona on quiet roads.

The tarmac path follows the picturesque River Tweed for much of the way and links to the mountain biking facilities at Glentress and Innerleithen. This is an excellent route for families and recreational cyclists.

This route also links up with NCN1 (National Cycle Network 1, see Sustrans website for more info on this.

The route passes the village store in Cardrona which is currently a small cafe. The link to Glentress will also take you to the Peel Cafe. There are bike shops in Innerleithen, Glentress and Peebles. Also the route will take you past a pump and jump track at Cardrona.

The route is fully signposted all the way. The access to the route from Innerleithen is off Traquair Road. The access to the route from Cardrona is by the Cardrona Village Store and from Peebles is on the east side of Peebles, off Innerleithen Road, just after the Hydro Hotel.

6.5mi / 10.5km
Total climb:
262ft / 80m
Total descent:
361ft / 110m
Towns along route:
Cardrona, Innerleithen, Broughton
Difficulty notes:
Low level route with little or no climbing. Minimal traffic, and some traffic free.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Cardrona is a small village on the A72 and B7062, between Peebles and Innerleithen.


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