Border Abbeys Way Hawick to Denholm Walking Route

A point to point walking trail following a section of the Borders Abbey Way.

This riverside walking trail follows the route of the river Teviot as it meanders its way from the historic village of Denholm to the town of Hawick.


The attractive village of Denholm is centred on its large Green and the monument to John Leyden, poet and oriental scholar. Born in 1775, Leyden exhibited an amazing facility for languages, and eventually mastered or had some knowledge of several dozen. He spent part of his life in the Far East, and died in far distant Batavia in 1811. At the south-west corner of the Green is the Text House, with its enigmatic four-part inscription ‘Tak Tent in Time, Ere Time be Tint, All was Others, All will be Others’. Denholm was the birthplace of Sir James Murray (1837-1915), who became editor of the New English Dictionary in 1879 and devoted most of the rest of his life to this massive work.


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Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 5.30 Miles
Towns: Hawick
Total Ascent (m): 249.000
Average Time: 1h 49min
GPX Start Lat. 55° 25' 45" N
GPX Start Lng. 2° 46' 59" W

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