Leader: John McLaren Distance: 10km/6 miles circular Start: Market Place Melrose, 10.30 Finish: Melrose, 14.30 approx Grade: moderate. Packed lunch
required. Walk limited to 40 people.
About the walk
The walk follows part of the former
Waverley Line, now the A6091 by-pass,
towards the historic village of
Darnick then, by way of the Lye
Road westwards, passing the site of
the ‘Turnabout Stane’ to reach
Abbotsford House, former home of
Sir Walter Scott. From there, the
route follows the Tweed
downstream past Tweedbank and
Lowood House to join the Southern
Upland Way at the Bottle Brig,
before returning to the Market Place.