Here in the Scottish Borders, discover roads that seldom see traffic, where the serious cyclist could try the Tweed Cycleway which starts 650ft above sea level in Biggar and follows the great river for 89 miles through to the coast of Berwick-upon-Tweed. For a more peaceful pastime fish on the River Teviot or explore the delights of Traquair House at Innerleithen. The Borders pride and passion can be felt in numerous ways through the music, arts, dance and drama events which fill the Border calendar. From Berwick on Tweed in the East, across to the Pentland Hills, down to the Cheviot Hills in the south.
Quiet country roads, sleepy towns, such as Melrose with its Abbey, Coldstream, Kelso with nearby Floors castle -all a delight to explore. An area beloved by Sir Walter Scott, Scotts View was a stop for the horses drawing his coffin, on the way to his final resting place at Dryburgh Abbey with the Tweed meandering below. The Gateway to Scotland - Jedburgh, historically known for its tragic association regarding Mary Queen of Scots in 1566.