This 100 mile route is a loop from Kelso and is a section of the 250 mile Borderloop.
Kelso is home to one of the Borders’ 4 abbeys and is well worth a visit before heading off. Floors Castle on the outskirts of Kelso is the ancestral home to the Duke of Roxburghe and still inhabited by his family. At Dryburgh you can stop and view the Abbey before heading up to Scott’s View, a favourite spot of literary legend Sir Walter Scott. Further on Mellerstain House can be visited before reaching Duns where all motor-racing fans will want to visit the Jim Clark Room. Manderston House with its opulent staircase is well worth a visit before heading for the coast. A detour to St Abb’s Head will provide you with some wonderful coastal birdlife before heading to Eyemouth where you can visit Gunsgreen House. Head towards Coldstream, with its museum and The Hirsel and Homestead Museum, before returning to Kelso.
Mainly on undulating roads that follow field and land boundaries, the ride also contains couple of fairly large hills in and out of Eyemouth, and up the Scotts View.
Further details on this route including gps details and route profile are available from www.cyclescottishborders.com