GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leaderfoot Viaduct

5 miles (8 km)

This walk takes you to the impressive Leaderfoot Viaduct in Melrose on the Scottish Borders. The disused railway viaduct crosses the River Tweed a few miles east of the town.
Start the walk from Melrose Abbey and head north to the River. You can then pick up a nice riverside path heading east to the structure. Here you'll also find theDrygrange Old Bridge, a road bridge dating from 1776, and its modern successor sitting just to the east of the viaduct. To the south you will find the fascinating Roman settlement ofTrimontium where there are great views back to the viaduct. Cross the river on the new bridge an you can enjoy more fine views down the Tweed.
To continue your walking in Melrose head up to the Eildon Hills. There's fabulous views over the Scottish Borders, Melrose Abbey and Leaderfoot Viaduct from here.

Leaderfoot Viaduct OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leaderfoot Viaduct Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Chain Bridge at Melrose, River Tweed - geograph.org.uk - 984663

Chain Bridge at Melrose, River Tweed

The River Tweed at Gattonsidehaugh - geograph.org.uk - 1234993

The River Tweed at Gattonsidehaugh

The Eddy Scar - geograph.org.uk - 1340071

The Eddy Scar

On Drygrange Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 588546

On Drygrange Viaduct

Trimontium viewing tower - geograph.org.uk - 585344

Trimontium viewing tower

Bridges over the River Tweed at Leaderfoot - geograph.org.uk - 585356

Bridges over the River Tweed at Leaderfoot

Leaderfoot, viaduct and old road bridge - geograph.org.uk - 596002

Leaderfoot, viaduct and old road bridge

Detail on Drygrange Old Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 599858

Detail on Drygrange Old Bridge

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Leaderfoot Viaduct.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)