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109 km / 68 miles

Borders
A circular route passing the sites and ruins of four medieval abbeys at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh and opening up the beauty of the Scottish Borders. This Way is steeped in 12th century history: the time when the Border abbeys were first established and granted their Royal charters. The monks knew how to select prime locations, next to the River Tweed and Teviot for their salmon fishing, and in the fertile plains below the Eildon Hills. Melrose is a convenient starting point and the Way also visits Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk.

Path booklet, in sections, may be downloaded from the Scottish Borders Council website.


Strider News - August 2019 (Publication Update)

New guidebook from Cicerone.


Details:

Path Type
Scotland's Great Trails
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Attributes
Scotland's Great Trails; Average Gradients; Moorland; Heritage; Religious
Start and Finish
NT547342 - Melrose Abbey, Borders
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook
Borders Abbeys Way (Cicerone Press - 2019)
Guidebook
Borders Abbeys Way (Rucksack Readers - June 2017)
Guidebook
Borders Abbeys Way (Mike Salter - 2008)
Guidebook
Borders Abbeys Way (Northern Heritage - 2007)
Leaflet
Borders Abbeys Way (Scottish Borders Council - 2014)
External PDF
Borders Abbeys Way Leaflet (Scottish Borders Council - 2014)
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Downloads:

GPX Route File
Borders Abbeys Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 12/03/2019 22:38:04 - Updated to follow Scottish Borders Council routing
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MemoryMap Route File
Borders Abbeys Way Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Border Abbeys Way Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

107.3 Km (66.7 miles)
1,934 m (6,345 ft) ascent
341 m (1,119 ft)  maximum height