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White AW symbol on postsBorders Abbeys Way

Borders

109 km / 68 miles
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.


Details:

Waymark: White AW symbol on posts
Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: White AW symbol on posts
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Average Gradients
Moorland
Heritage
Religious
Start and Finish: NT547342 - Melrose Abbey, Borders View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Scottish Borders Council - Borders Abbeys Way Scotland's Great Trails - Borders Abbeys Way Walk Hignlands - Border Abbeys Way SCSupport Ltd - Borders Abbeys Way

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 ) Download
External PDF Borders Abbeys Way Certificate - Application Form  (Scottish Borders Council ) Download

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 73, 74, 79, 80
OS Landranger Active 73, 74, 79, 80
OS Explorer 16, 331, 338, 339
OS Explorer Active 16, 331, 338, 339

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Great British Walks Limited)

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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

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