Southern Borders Loop 1

Cycle Routes

    This route is the shorter of two and covers 50 miles and takes in Newcastleton and Hawick.

    The Southern Borders Loop offers two options for cyclists. The shorter route is moderate and can easily be completed in a day. The larger circuit is hard (suitable for more experienced cyclists) with 5 significant climbs over 300m. The shorter 50 mile route is best undertaken in a clockwise direction and can be started from either Newcastleton or Hawick. The longer 75 mile loop is best cycled anti-clockwise and could be broken with an overnight stay in Newcastleton, Hawick or Langholm depending upon the starting location.

    Further details on these routes including route profiles and gps details are available to download from


    • Difficult


    • Urban and Rural

    Type of Ride

    • Long Distance Route
    • Road Cycling


    • 26-50 Miles
    • Height Gain: 1001-2000 Metres
    • Miles 50


    • Tarmac

    Road Directions

    This route can be started from Newcastleton or Hawick.

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