A 79 mile loop from Melrose which is a section of the 250 mile Borderloop.
A trip to Melrose would not be complete without a visit to Abbotsford House, former home of Sir Walter Scott. Melrose also has one of the famous Borders’ Abbeys and also the Harmony Garden and the Priorwood Garden for those with green fingers. It is a good starting point if you want to venture into the triple-peaked Eildon Hills for a walk with a wonderful view. Not far from Melrose you can also view Dryburgh Abbey and on the outskirts of Kelso you can visit Floors Castle, the splendid ancestral home of the Duke of Roxburghe. Another of the four Borders’ Abbeys can be found in the town of Kelso. If you want to visit the fourth abbey, then you might want to detour off this route and go to Jedburgh where you will also find Mary, Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre and the Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. In Hawick, home to the knitwear industry, you can pop into the Heart of Hawick or the Hawick Museum before heading back toward Melrose.
Undulating roads following field boundaries in and out of Kelso, and then larger climbs and descents between the Cheviots and Melrose.
Further details on this route including route profile and gps details are available from www.cyclescottishborders.com