Traquair to Lauder

This section is normally split into two days with an overnight stop at Galashiels or Melrose. This gives time to look around these historic towns.
 From Traquair the route climbs up onto the Minchmoor ridge which it follows before descending to the tweed through Yair forest, form Yair there is anothe climb over the hill to Galashiels and ten on along the Tweed to Melrose. After crossing the Tweed again the route gradually climbs onto a long low ridge before dropping down to Lauder.

Traquair - lauder map

 

Start

Traquair

Finish

Lauder

OS Explorer Maps

337 Peebles and Innerleithen
338 Galashiels, Selkirk and Melrose
345 Lammermuir Hills

Distance

44km / 27miles

Height Range

120 - 523m

Total ascent

 780m

Information
Shelter

 Lindinny car park at Yair Bridge,  Gattonside Weir in Melrose and Lauder

Leaflet box

 Yair Bridge

Supplies

There is a wide range of shops and eating places in Galashiels, Melrose and Lauder.

Public transport

 Regular bus services from Galashiels, Melrose and Lauder.

Accommodation

 


 
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