Useful walking hyperlinks

We hope that once you have visited this site you will want to walk at least some of the Borders Abbeys Way sections. We are equally keen to assist you with the planning of subsequent walks or in accessing other walking information.

Below are a selection of websites that could be of interest.

The Borders Abbeys Way was developed and is maintained by Scottish Borders Council.
On their website page they have downloadable files that relate to the walking route.
Click on the logo to access this web page.

St Cuthbert's Way is a route that joins with the Sir Walter Scott Way at Melrose. The Way is 62.5 miles and runs from Melrose to Lindisfarne (Holy Island) in Northumberland. This website is also maintained by I-Net Support.

Rob Roy Way is a walking route from Drymen to Pitlochry in the Scottish Highlands. This is either 79 or 92 miles in length dependent on the route option taken. This website is also maintained by I-Net Support.

The Sir Walter Scott Way is a new walking route from Moffat past Abbotsford to Cockburnspath in the south of Scotland. This is 92 miles in length and offers open and varied countryside, interesting communities, and an historical connection brought alive in the writing of Sir Walter Scott and in the buildings and towers passed on the route. This website is also maintained by I-Net Support.

The Cateran Trail acknowledged as the first Scottish Circular Long Distance walking route this 65 mile (104 Km) route has much to recommend it to the outdoor enthusiast. Situated in the heart of Scotland straddling Highland Perthshire and part of the Angus Glens.

The Great Glen Way is a SNH supported route. There is an official website and an alternative website maintained by I-Net Support. This is designed to a similar format to all other I-Net Support websites offering the walker a lot of interesting background and supporting data.

The Roman Heritage Way is group of three walks that covers the North of England and the South of Scotland. The route is developed from a series of linked waymarked routes either set up by the English Nature Trails or by routes supported by Scottish Borders Paths and Northumberland Council. The Way offers a cross border walk from either the west coast or the east coast then heading over the Cheviots to the Tweed valley. Alternatively it can be a coast to coast route this being the Hadrian's Wall Path. The website is maintained by I-Net Support.

The Fife Coastal Path has been extended to starting at Kincardine passing under the Forth Road and Railway Bridges then closer to the end going past the Tay Road and Railway Bridge before the final section to Newburgh. The total distance is 117 mile (178 Km). The route staying very close to the shore as it travels along the Forth Estuary, then onto the North Sea and finally heads west along the Tay shoreline. This is an attractive walk of a less challenging physical nature full of interest of an historical and industrial viewpoint.
Marine and ornithological nature are never distant.
This website is also maintained by I-Net Support.

During 2006 the Weadale Way has seen its route being extended and re-aligned in parts to make it a more varied walk.
The route passes through a World Heritage Site and a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Running from the North Sea to the North Pennines it is 77 miles in length.
This website is also maintained by I-Net Support.

Walk in Scotland is the dedicated website for VisitScotland.
The website details a very wide range of walks. These are walks of all standards and types and the website is a must for the walker who wants to know how to access and enjoy the great Scottish outdoor on foot.

The Southern Upland Way was the first Official Waymarket route in Scotland and is 212 miles from coastline to coastline. It runs from Portpatrick on Dumfries & Galloway to Cockburnspath in the Scottish Borders.
The Ranger Services in the repective areas undertake the ongoing maintenance of the route and the Official Website is managed by Dumfries & Galloway Council.
The Sir Walter Scott Way is a route developed from the eastern section of this way.

The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK.

Walkingworld Ltd. is an independently owned company promoting information on mainly day walks in the hills fells and contryside. The walks are often submitted to the website from local walking enthusiasts and this website will provide details of walks that could be of interest from across the UK.

Useful local hyperlinks

We hope that once you have visited this site you will want to walk the route and make the most of the Scottish Borders Area. THe following links may assist you in finding out about the area.

Below are a selection of websites that could be of interest.

If you are looking for accommodation, food, shops to visit, and activities to take part in then this site gives you a selection that have all been recommended for their quality and customer service.

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