GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Scott's View Walk

1 miles (1.2 km)

This walk visits a splendid viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose.
The scenic spot was a favourite of Sir Walter Scott, author of novelssuch as IvanhoeandRob Roy.
You can start your walk from the roadside parking on the B6356 a few miles east of Melrose. Then follow a footpath up to the viewpoint where there's a geographical view indicator showing the landmarks you can see from the lookout.
The walk can be extended by heading east to climb the nearby Bemersyde Hill where there's more wonderful views over the surrounding hills and countryside. Highlights from here include the River Tweed, Melrose town and the Eildon Hills.
To continue your walking in the area try the Melrose Walk and visit the photogenic ruins of the historic 12th century Melrose Abbey. You can also pick up the long distance Borders Abbeys Way in this area.


TD6 9DP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Scotts View OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Scotts View Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Scott's View in early October - - 572801

Scott's View in early October. Early morning light catches the Scott's View Geographical Indicator with valley mist in the Tweed basin emphasising the Eildon Hills in the distance.

Looking westwards from Scott's View - - 3625040

Looking westwards from Scott's View

Bemersyde Hill - - 685957

Bemersyde Hill

The standing stone on Bemersyde Hill - - 686045

The standing stone on Bemersyde Hill. Well, it used to be standing before the cattle in this field knocked it over. The house at Gledswood is in the background.


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