Cauldshiels Loch and the River Tweed, Melrose

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A varied walk starting from Melrose and climbing through newly planted woodland and farmland to tranquil Cauldshiels Loch before descending to the River Tweed which is followed back to Melrose. The route passes Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, which could be visited as a detour.


Town streets, minor roads no pavements, riverside paths.

Public Transport

Bus to Melrose.


Melrose Abbey (car parking opposite). Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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