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Just outside Jedburgh


Forth Bridge




Rhymer's Sone

Path to Nestead

Another curiosity

Near Fairnilee Fm

Near Linton Muir


Overview Jedburgh to Edinburgh

Click on hyperlinked place names to open the relevant map and arrow on the UK Streetmap web site. Leaving Jedburgh heading North along the side of Jed Water to a dismantled railway which led to:

  • St Cuthbert's Way (also Dere Street), following Dere Street through to the main road (A68) through Newton St Boswells, (you may want to take the longer but probably more scenic route by staying on St Cuthbert's Way, we opted for the short cut), then out on lanes through Eildon to the Rhymer's Stone and paths to Newstead. From Newstead as follows:  

  • National Cycle Route 1 (NCR1) following the Tweed to Walkerburn. Note, some versions of the 1:50K OS map show NCR 1 leaving the Tweed and just after Boleside and turning N to Galashiels. In reality, it is possible to stay on the N side of the Tweed (heading roughly W) off road most of the way to the bridge near Fairnilee Farm where we crossed to the other side of the river. We then continued parallel to the Tweed on a combination of unsealed tracks and a sealed lane until we reached the bridge to Walkerburn.

  • On the other side of the river, we mostly following paths alongside the Tweed, and a dismantled railway line from Innerleithen to Woodend. We then had a short amount of road walking (scary car dodging) before finding a way by the river to Cardrona (overgrown boggy and fiddly).

  • From Cardrona we were able to walk by a very pleasant path along the river to Peebles.

  • From Peebles we turned N to follow the dismantled railway by Eddleston Water to Shiplaw.

  • From Shiplaw we turned  WNW into the forest then accidentally turning SSW into Cloich Hills and off the path to near Ewe Hill when our path (unmarked in the map) started to peter out. Checking our GPS we realised our mistake (too busy talking and not watching our turns). So, following gaps in the forest, keeping roughly West to the edge, then across the pathless Whether Law then via elevation 392 Deans Hill, we made our way down to a gate near to the B7059 to West Linton. Very adventurous. From West Linton roughly North on tracks via Linton Muir to Carlops.

  • From Carlops by the path by North Esk Reservoir and Bore Stane, turning NE near Listonshiels, through East Rigg, Marchbank and Balerno then turning ENE along NCR 75 (follows the Water of Leith walkway) to Edinburgh. 

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The purple dotted line shows the outline of our route

Beside Edleston Water

Near Shiplaw

'Lost' in Cloich Hills

Near Linton Muir

Near Carlops