Borders Abbeys Way Circular Walking Holiday
in the Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey on Borders Abbeys Way
with Lets Go Walking

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A 68 mile circular walk from Melrose, via Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk in the Scotish Borders.

This is one of our Scotland Walking Holidays.

Borders Abbeys Way in Scotland with Lets Go Walking

 

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Borders Abbeys Way Circular Walking Holiday in Scotland
via Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.

The Borders Abbeys Way walking holiday is a 68 mile (109 Km) way-marked walking trail in the beautiful Scottish border country. 

On this Borders Abbeys Way Scottish Circular walking holiday from Melrose in Scotland’s Border region, you see abbeys, castles, historic houses, waterfalls, stunning rivers and a variety of wildlife. Situated in  Scotland’s stunning border region the Borders Abbeys Way is one of Scotland’s most southerly walking routes, easily accessible from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle.

The route starts in the interesting town of Melrose famous for its Abbey and Rugby also offers a fine selection of shops and restaurants, many offering traditional Scottish fayre, surrounded by rolling hills. On this circular walk you see four abbeys and pass through some of the most scenic landscape the Scottish borders have to offer.

Melrose is an intresting town with  its Abbey, Harmony walled garden, famous Ruby ground and fine seclection of independent shops offering a wide choice of local Scottish products. 

From Melrose the Borders Abbeys Way follows the River Tweed, one of Scotland’s most famous salmon fishing rivers.   Soon the trail leaves the River Tweed and passes Rhymer’s Stone offering far reaching views.
At Newstead there are Roman remains of a fort and camps. 

At Dryburgh the walking trail reaches it second abbey, Dryburgh Abbey, and returns to the River Tweed. From Dryburgh Abbey the walking route follows the River Tweed for a while before turning inland through some lovely liitle villages and hamlets.

Kelso has plenty to offer the traveller with its famous horse racing course, lovely old stone bridge over the River Tweed and the Floors Castle is well worth a visit. From Kelso the Borders Abbeys Way follows the River Teviot to Roxburgh  famous for its castle and onto Nisbet through rolling countryside and small scottish hamlets.
The town of Jedburgh has much to offer the passing walker not only its Abbey and selection of inns and shop, it has Jedburgh Castle Jail and Marys Queen of Scots House, a !6th Century Tower House.

The route on to Hawick heads away from the River Teviot into rolling country side. This part of Scotland is famous for its sheep farming and wool production. The Trail returns to the River Teviot at the fine village of Denholm.
The town of Hawick is famous for its woollen production with many mills still  operating in the town. From Hawick the walking trail passes through a more wooded area along some lovely forest tracks before reaching the hilltop town of Selkirk.

Selkirk has a small selection of inns and local shops. From Selkirk the trail crosses rolling countryside and wooded valleys before returning to the River Tweed at the stunning Scottish stately home of Abbotsford House. Abbotsford House is the former home of one of Scotlands most famous authors Sir Walter Scott. From Abbotsford House it is a pleasant walk along the River Tweed via Tweedbank to Melrose and the end of the Borders Abbeys Way.

Jedburgh Abbey on Borders Abbeys Way in Scottish Borders with Lets Go Walking

Kelso Abbey on Borders Abbeys Way in Scottish Borders with Lets Go Walking

Mary Queen of Scots House in Jedburgh in Scottish Borders on Borders Abbeys Way with Lets Go Walking

We offer 1 suggested itinerary for this Borders Abbeys Way Circular Walking Holiday:
8 day walking holiday, 68 miles
Please see details below

You can combine this Borders Abbeys Way walking holiday with our walk on the St Cuthberts Way for a longer walking holiday in Scotland.  The Borders Abbeys Way connects with St Cuthberts Way at Melrose.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either direction.

These daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Borders Abbeys Way Walking Holiday
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1:  Arrive Melrose
Optional Day in Melrose
Day 2: Melrose to Dryburgh
            via Melrose Abbey & Dryburgh Abbey  5 miles
Day 3: Dryburgh to Kelso
            via Kelso Abbey                                   14 miles
Optional Day in Kelso
Day 4: Kelso to Jedburgh
            via Jedburgh Abbey                             13.5 miles
Day 5: Jedburgh to Hawick                            13 miles
Day 6: Hawick to Selkirk                                13 miles
Day 7: Selkirk  to Melrose
            via Abbotsford House                         11 miles
Day 8: depart Melrose

£693pp
dbl/twin

£931pp
single occ

£1,043pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Borders Abbeys Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
68 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Melrose  Abbey
Harmony Garden Melrose
Dryburgh Abbey
Kelso Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Castle Jail
Mary Queen of Scots House in Jedburgh
River Tweed
River Teviot
Abbotsford House (former home of Sir Walter Scott)

What’s included
in your Borders Abbeys Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide to Borders Abbeys Way

Optional Extras
for your Borders Abbeys Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Borders Abbeys Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance
  • entrance to abbeys and houses

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Borders Abbey Way Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle Upon Tyne airport
  • By Car to Melrose where parking is available
  • By Bus to Melrose
  • By Train from Tweedmouth

A 68 mile circular walk from Melrose, via Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk in the Scotish Borders.

This is one of our Scotland Walking Holidays.

Borders Abbeys Way in Scotland with Lets Go Walking

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