Selkirk to Melrose

A varied section of the Borders Abbeys Way climbs from Selkirk to cross open countryside on an old drove road before descending past Cauldshiels Loch to Abbotsford House - once home of Sir Walter Scott and well worth a visit. It then follows the River Tweed to reach Melrose and its Abbey.


Good paths over open countryside, farmland and riverside, some sections on quiet roads.

Public Transport

Bus to both Selkirk and Melrose; the two towns are also linked by direct bus.


Market Place, Selkirk. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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