GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Jedburgh Riverside Walk

2 miles (3.2 km)

This lovely town in the Scottish Borders has some interesting historic sites and some fine riverside footpaths.
This walk in the town takes you along a section of the Jed Water river. The walk starts from the historic Jedburgh Abbey. The abbey dates back to the 12th century and includes some wonderful Gothic architecture and a picturesque cloister garden.
From the abbey you can pick up a section of the Borders Abbeys Way and follow it north along Jed Water to the Townfoot Bridge, passing the old Canongate Bridge which dates to the 1500s. It's about a 1 mile walk so 2 miles there and back.

Jedburgh OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Jedburgh Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Jedburgh

  • Kelso - This town in the Scottish Borders is a fine place for riverside walking.
  • Stichill Linn - This walk visits the pretty Stichill Linn Waterfall in the Scottish Borders near Kelso.
  • Eildon Hills - This circular walk climbs to a series of wonderful viewpoints above the town of Melrose on the Scottish Borders
  • Leaderfoot Viaduct - This walk takes you to the impressive Leaderfoot Viaduct in Melrose on the Scottish Borders
  • Roughting Linn - Enjoy a walk from the village of Ford to this beautiful hidden gem in Northumberland.
    The walk starts at the remains of Ford castle and heads east into some beautiful countryside
  • Hirsel Estate - Enjoy an easy walk around the Hirsel Estate and country park in Coldstream
  • Borders Abbeys Way - Explore the Scottish Borders and visit several historical ruined abbeys on this interesting and beautiful circular walk
  • St Cuthbert's Way - This walk runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne Castle and Holy Island
  • Catcleugh Reservoir - This walk takes you along Catcleugh Reservoir before climbing to Girdle Fell for great views over the Northumberland National Park
  • Hindhope Linn - This circular walk visits the beautiful Hindhope Linn and Blakehopeburnhaugh Waterfalls in Kielder Forest.
  • Kielder Forest Lakeside Way - This fantastic circular cycling and walking route takes you around the beautiful Kielder Water in Kielder Forest Park, Northumberland
  • Melrose - This town in the Scottish Borders is a fine place for walkers with an historic abbey, riverside trails and nearby hill climbs to enjoy
  • 4 Abbeys Cycle Route - This historic circular cycle route explores the countryside of the Scottish Borders
  • Scotts View - This walk visits a splendid viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose.
  • Norham - This Northumberland village is located on theRiver Tweednext to the Scottish border.
  • Harestanes - This circular walk visits the Harestanes countryside centre near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north along the Borders Abbey Way and you could visit nearby Kelso. There's Kelso Abbey and the ruins of Roxburgh Castle to see in this area. On the way you'll pass Harestanes where you can climb to the Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh hill and enjoy some fine views of the area. The Georgian Monteviot House and Gardens is also located in this area.
Just to the south west of Harestanes there's Fatlips Castle where you can enjoy a climb to a splendid 16th century peel tower and enjoy wonderful views over Teviotdale.
To the south there's Kielder Forest where you can visit Catcleugh Reservoir and Hindhope Linn.
For cyclists the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route passes through the area. The circular trail uses a series of quiet country lanes to visit the same 4 abbeys as the Borders Abbey Way. Most of the route is also suitable for walkers.
Just to the east of Melrose there's the climb to Scott's View to try. The viewpoint is named after Sir Walter Scott, author of novelssuch as IvanhoeandRob Roy. From here you can enjoy some wonderful views over the town and the surrounding hills and countryside.


Jedburgh Abbey - - 2614534

Jedburgh Abbey

Riverside walk in Jedburgh - - 772764

This path on the west bank of the Jed Water passes under one of the arches of the 16th century Canongate Bridge.

Abbey Bridge, Jedburgh - - 573205

Abbey Bridge, Jedburgh

The Jed Water at Jedburgh - - 2833722

The Jed Water at Jedburgh

Jedburgh - - 2159812


A prospect of Jedburgh - - 2539501

A prospect of Jedburgh


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