This is a short 7 mile route from Hawick but with a steep climb up Vertish Hill.
This short loop takes you south from Hawick following the river upstream before a steep climb up the southern flank of Vertish Hill. There is a steep and twisting descent down to Branxholm Bridgend before crossing the River Teviot. Further on there is another crossing by means of a footbridge across the Borthwick Water. Head back towards Hawick skirting the north side of Wilton Park.
Further details on this route including gps details and route profile can be found at www.cyclescottishborders.com