Harestanes to Melrose

The second stage of the Scottish National Trail follows the line of Dere Street - an old Roman Road - for many miles before passing through two villages separated by a strech along the mighty River Tweed. LThe route then climbs over the distinctive Eildon Hills before descending to the stunning Abbey and stone buildings of Melrose. This stage - like the first - follows the cross markers of St Cuthbert's Way throughout.


Farmland, riverside and open country paths, quiet roads.

Public Transport

Bus at junction of B6400 with A68, 15mins from Harestanes. Bus to/from Melrose.


Harestanes Centre car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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