A challenging walk with some moderate gradients exploring part of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford Estate,
one of the most significant designed landscapes in Scotland. Walk up through Rhymers Glen heading for
Cauldshiels Loch, then drop down to the riverside path passing the front of
Abbotsford House and back
by the River Tweed to Melrose along the Borders Abbeys Way.
Start and Finish: Abbey car park Buccleuch Street, Melrose. Alternative start from Tweedbank Station.
Time: Allow 4 - 5 hours
Terrain: Paths, tracks and mminor roads. Some stretches could be muddy, especially after rain. Moderate gradients
Boots or strong shoes are recommended.
Toilets: Abbey Street near car park.