Tweedbank and Abbotsford

Walking Route

Tweedbank and Abbotsford


A short circular that you can start from the railway station passing by Gunknowe Loch, Abbotsford and returning on the Borders Abbeys Way (one of Scotland’s Great Trails) along the River Tweed.

The River Tweed rises in the Lowther Hills and flows for 100 miles before emptying into the sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is Scotland’s 4th largest river.

3.5mi / 5.5km
Total climb:
230ft / 70m
Total descent:
230ft / 70m
Towns along route:
Difficulty notes:
Minor roads, mostly good paths and woodland path. One stretch along the river could be muddy after rain. Fairly flat, but with two flights of steps. Boots or walking shoes are recommended.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

This village grew out of difficult times in the late 60s and early 70s.

Abbotsford - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

Featured in the film 'Eisfieber' (White Out)