Leaders: Ruth Fraser and David
Langworth Distance: 16km/10 miles circular Start: Market Place Melrose, 10.00 Finish: Melrose, 16.00 approx. Grade: strenuous.
Packed lunch required.
About the walk
This walk takes in a short stretch of
St Cuthbert’s Way, woodland and
riverside walking and some minor
roads. Highlights include a lunch
stop at the newly restored Temple
of Muses, the statue of William
Wallace in the woods near
Dryburgh, culminating in the
incomparable Scott’s View
(Bemersyde Hill ) with the site of
Old Melrose in the foreground. The
route returns to Melrose via
Newstead, using the old road bridge
over the Tweed at Leaderfoot.