Follow the River Tweed past the ‘Battery Dyke’ to the village of Newstead ,said to be the oldest inhabited
village in Scotland, and home of the masons who built Melrose Abbey. Return to Melrose by the ‘Middle’
(Priors) walk and through the East Port. To extend the walk from Newstead there is a moderate climb to The Rhymers
Stone which marks the site of the Eildon Tree.
Start and Finish: Abbey car park. Buccleuch Street.
Time: Allow 1½ hours
Terrain: Minor roads and countryside paths which can be muddy. Flat, with one
moderate climb on the extended route. Boots or strong shoes are recommended.
Toilets: Abbey Street near car park.