GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tweed Valley Railway Path

6 miles (10.3 km)

This shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line from Innerleithen to Peebles in the Scottish Borders.
It's a nice easy route suitable for families or anyone looking for a safe, easy cycle or walk. On the way you'll pass Cardronaand Glentress Forest where there are cycle hire facilities. There's also some nice views of the River Tweed and the surrounding countryside to enjoy.
The route runs for about 6 miles along the old Peebles Railway which was closed in 1962.
The route makes up part of the Tweed Cycleway, a long distance cycle route running from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Biggar. You could extend your ride along the trail by heading west to Biggar or east to Galashiels.

Tweed Valley Railway Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tweed Valley Railway Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There are nice cafes in Cardronaand Glentress where you can stop off for refreshments.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Peebles you can continue your exploration of the old railway on the Neidpath Tunnel Walk. This will take you along the railway line to the Neidpath Viaduct before entering the murky tunnel.
Portmore Loch lies just to the north of Peebles. There's some nice waterside trails here. Megget Reservoir, Talla Reservoir, Camps Reservoir and St Mary's Loch are also not too far away.
The long distance John Buchan Way also starts/finishes in Peebles.
The Cross Borders Drove Road passes through Peebles. It runs north to Harperrig Reservoir in the Pentland Hills or south to Hawick.
Part of the circular Gypsy Glen Walk runs along the cycleway. The multi user route explores Cardrona Forest and the hills to the south of Peebles. It is popular with mountain bikers.

Photos

Old Railway Hut remains, Peebles to Galashiels Line - geograph.org.uk - 1772812

Old Railway Hut remains, Peebles to Galashiels Line near Innerleithen.

The disused Peebles to Galashiels Railway - geograph.org.uk - 1772873

A dog meanders along the trail.

Looking to the site of the old Woodend Railway Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1772888

Looking to the site of the old Woodend Railway Bridge. The Bridge carried the Galashiels to Peebles Line over the River tweed.

The Green, Cardrona - geograph.org.uk - 2270931

The Green, Cardrona

Tweed Bridge at Cardrona, Peeblesshire - geograph-1850299

Tweed Bridge at Cardrona, Peeblesshire

Horsburgh Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2502361

Horsburgh Castle

Route of the old railway line, Eshiels - geograph.org.uk - 1850324

Route of the old railway line, Eshiels

River Tweed and Wire Bridge Cottage, Peebles - geograph.org.uk - 2563936

River Tweed and Wire Bridge Cottage, Peebles. The cottage is so called as there was once a private footbridge here for the Kingsmeadows estate.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Tweed Valley Railway Path.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Tweed Valley Railway Path.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)