Leader: Sandy Bunyan Distance: 6.5km/4 miles circular Start: Market Place Melrose, 14.00 Finish: Melrose, 16.30 approx Grade: easy.
About the walk
This route visits the Rhymer’s Stone
where legend has it that Thomas
Learmonth met the Faerie Queen
(see note on Walk 2 ). From the track
to Newstead village the Roman
Trimontium site can be seen. The
village contains medieval houses
and a very old Masonic Lodge site.
We return to Melrose by the Middle
Walk, the path used by the masons
building Melrose Abbey as their
home to work route. From the path
through Priorwood Park there are
good views of the Abbey.