Eskdalemuir to Hawick
About This Route
The Romans built a road linking Eskdalemuir and Craik, west of Hawick, but although clearly marked on the map, most of this had for many years been impassable on foot and inaccessible on horseback. As such, there was no off-road link between Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Under South of Scotland Countryside Trails, a new linear route designed specifically for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders was established linking Eskdalemuir to the Hawick Riding route, based on the old Roman road between Eskdalemuir and Craik, and then following former drove roads east to Hawick.
Kirk and Town Yetholm
Melrose, Morebattle, Harestanes