Renamed the Borders Greenway Current information is best viewed HERE
This Borders Greenway link replaces earlier material (below)
Eastern Borders active travel route
A new long‑distance (61km) multi‑use pathway from Tweedbank to Eyemouth (map) is under investigation by the Scottish Borders Council (SBC). The objective is a high specification path for walking, wheeling (push/wheel chairs) and cycling, with minimal traffic, following the old Berwickshire railway track between Earlston and Reston where possible. This path would provide options for active travel and leisure use for local communities and visitors to enjoy
SBC notified the public about the project on 9 March 2022, and the body representing communities and organisations along the route issued a press release on 14 March. This led to reports in the press and on radio, for example here
Earlier background work is presented here, which has contributed directly to the current feasibility study
The pink line represents the route of the former Berwickshire railway line from Earlston to Reston. The brown dotted line is the existing walking route between Tweedbank in the west and Eyemouth and Coldingham in the east.