St Boswells, The River Tweed and Dryburgh Abbey
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A beautiful walk along the banks of the River Tweed, starting in the small charming village of St Boswells. After an initial section on St Cuthbert's Way, the walk joins the banks of the Tweed.
The middle part of the walk takes in the hamlet of Dryburgh. You will pass the ruins of the 12th Century Dryburgh Abbey, open to visitors all year round and the last resting-place of Sir Walter Scott.
A short detour from Dryburgh takes you to the Wallace Monument, a large statue in memory of the 12th Century Scottish warrior with commanding views over the surrounding countryside and the Eildon Hills. The final section rejoins St Cuthbert's Way along the banks of the Tweed back into St Boswells.
Wildlife is in abundance and you may also see the odd salmon rise, particularly in the autumn months at the salmon ladder at Mertoun Mill as they make the journey upstream to their spawning grounds.
This walk may be linked with Walk 2972 at Mertoun Bridge to give an eleven-mile walk and provide a beautiful full day's walking.
Scotland - South Scotland - Scottish Borders - Southern Uplands
Ancient Monument, Birds, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife