Galashiels – Tweedbank Circular Cycle

Distance

4.8 Miles

Duration

30 - 45 Minutes

Weather

Terrain

Mixed

Easy 4.5-mile tarmac route following Gala Water, crossing the River Tweed and visiting Gunknowe Loch with access route to Abbotsford House. Suitable for family rides, with one short road section at Tweedbank

  1. Starting at the Interchange on Sustrans route spur (1).
  2. Follow shared path blue signs for Tweedbank crossing Stirling Street with the church to your left.
  3. Stay on the path entering Currie Road and onto the crossing at the roundabout.
  4. Ahead on the shared path following signs for Tweedbank (1). Gala water to your right and Waverley Rail Line to your left.
  5. Ahead to steel bridge. Cross bridge and turn left on shared path following Gala Link on shared path.
  6. Ahead to Galafoot.
  7. Left on Winston Road route1. Option to stay on shared path or use road. Go uphill and turn right crossing Winston Road.
  8. Follow shared path signed Tweedbank, crossing railway bridge over river Tweed. Stay on path up short hill.
  9. CAUTION short road section ahead. Turn right on Tweedbank Drive and go downhill to Gunknowe Loch.
  10. Turn left onto shared path around Loch.
  11. Exit following signs for Abbotsford House and Galashiels. Stay on shared path, passing spur on left to Abbotsford House 1/4 mile.
  12. Ahead on shared path alongside road into Galashiels.
  13. Stay on shared path to Tweed Road roundabout.
  14. Shared path signage from this point is not clear. Options are to remain on path or cycle in roadway
  15. Ahead, passing Fire Station on right to mini roundabout opposite old cemetery
  16. Go straight on at mini roundabout down to roundabout at Tesco.
  17. Go straight over Tesco roundabout towards Asda. Option to stay on footpath or move into road (A7, busy with traffic)
  18. At Asda roundabout, turn left on to shared path and return to town centre and Interchange    

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