Borders Abbeys Way

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 490.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Jedburgh, Scottish Borders
>   Distance: 68 miles (109 km)
>   Duration: 5 or 6 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
>   Grading: Easy to Moderate
>   Way-marked

 

Borders Abbeys Way Highlights

  • Easy walking through the wonderful Scottish Borders countryside of rounded green hills, wooded riverbanks, forests and rich farmland
  • Enjoy the wealth of religious and local history
  • The majestic ruins of four 12th Century Abbeys, in particular the romantic setting and architecture of Dryburgh Abbey
  • The historic market towns of Jedburgh, Selkirk, Kelso and Melrose, the loveliest of the Borders towns


The Borders Abbeys Way is a wonderful circular walking route in the heart of the Scottish Borders which passes by four great Abbeys from the 12th Century.

Although the Abbeys of Jedburgh, Melrose, Dryburgh and Kelso are only ruins today, a wealth of history dates back to the time when King David I reigned.

This gentle walking trail of 68 miles gives the feeling of stepping back in time where the pace of life is somewhat slower. Enjoy walking through countryside steeped in history along wooded riverbanks, forest paths and through rich green farmland. The rural nature of this area provides you with some fabulous opportunities to observe the diverse wildlife, with the wildflowers being particularly enjoyable in the spring.

Along the way explore the charming historic market towns of the Borders which include Jedburgh, Selkirk, Kelso and Melrose, the loveliest of all the Borders towns.