Melrose Abbey to Dryburgh Abbey

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This linear walk connects two of the famous Border Abbeys with beautiful Borders scenery throughout. Starting from the beautiful ruins of Melrose Abbey, burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce, the walk heads over public footpaths, deserted country lanes and a final section along the banks of the River Tweed to reach the tranquil hamlet of Dryburgh and the secluded ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the last resting-place of Sir Walter Scott.

Please note that this walk is graded easy as generally it is easy going underfoot but in certain wet conditions and in particular a small section towards the end of the walk the route passes through an area known locally as “The Glen” which although being noted as an area of outstanding beauty, can be quite wet and boggy during the winter months, which would perhaps make the walk trickier during those times.

Scotland - South Scotland - Scottish Borders - Southern Uplands


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
15/02/2008 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Walked this on a recent short break to Melrose. Lovely but, in the conditions that day (heavy rain and lots of mud) we did not find it easy; in fact we gave up at waymark 6 where the path rose high above the Tweed as it was very slippy and no handrail. Must come again in the summer.