Southern Upland Way 9: Traquair to Melrose

Click to Install our FREE APP

Download our route guides and use offline with free GPS mapping

A scenic ridge walk through forests and over high moorland hills leads to a low level walk through woods, fields and built-up areas and then beside the River Tweed in the most populated section of the whole walk.


Good paths and tracks throughout. Some muddy sections, no difficulties.

Public Transport

Limited bus to Traquair; nearby Innerleithen has a regular service. Galashiels and Melrose both well served by bus.


Traquair. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Users' reports

Read about the experiences of our users on this route.
There are 2 reports from this walk - click to read them.

Write your own walk report on Walkhighlands to share your experience. £150 of gear to be won from Highlander for the best reports each month.
Add this walk to your wishlist.

  • Currently 4.00/53

User Rating
Log in to vote
Grade (key)

bog factorbog factor
Bog Factor (key)