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, from Yair there is another climb over the hill to Galashiels and then 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.

OS Explorer Maps337 Peebles and Innerleithen
338 Galashiels, Selkirk and Melrose
345 Lammermuir Hills
Distance44km / 27miles
Height Range120 – 523m
Total Ascent780m
Information ShelterLindinny car park at Yair Bridge, Gattonside Weir in Melrose and Lauder
Leaflet BoxYair Bridge
SuppliesThere is a wide range of shops and eating places in Galashiels, Melrose and Lauder.
Public TransportRegular bus services from Galashiels, Melrose and Lauder.