Kelso, River Teviot and Roxburgh

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Kelso is arguably the prettiest of the Scottish Borders abbey towns, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot. There are peaceful riverside walks from where salmon can be seen leaping. The central square shows Flemish influence, there is a ruined abbey to explore and Floors Castle adjoins the town.

This easy circular walk starts from a free public car park by the Tweed, which it follows to the Junction Pool, where the Teviot joins. The route then follows the Teviot riverbank past the ruined Roxburgh Castle, dating from around 1120. There are many herons fishing this stretch of river and otters may also be seen.

At Roxburgh, the walk joins the route of the old railway line which linked Kelso with St Boswells, back to the start. This part of the route has an elevated section, from which there are good views over rolling Borders countryside. Paths are good and wayfinding is very easy.

Scotland - South Scotland - Scottish Borders - Tweed Valley


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