Using SatNav or GPS?
Use post code TD9 0QD to reach the centre of Newcastleton village. Or:
Join the A7 heading north. Around 8km after Longtown, turn right to join the B6357 at Canonbie. Turn left at the junction in the centre of Canonbie and continue on the B6357 for around 16km to Newcastleton.
Take the A75 to Gretna. Join the A6071 and follow it to the A7. Head north on the A7. Around 8km after Longtown, turn right to join the B6357 at Canonbie. Turn left at the junction in the centre of Canonbie and continue on the B6357 for around 16km to Newcastleton.
Take the A69 towards Carlisle. At Brampton, join the A6071 and head to Longtown to join the A7. Continue northwards on the A7 for around 8km, then turn right to join the B6357 at Canonbie. Turn left at the junction in the centre of Canonbie and continue on the B6357 for around 16km to Newcastleton.
Follow the A68 south through Dalkeith and Lauder to Jedburgh. Continue through Jedburgh on the A68 for around 3km then take the right turn onto the B6357. At Bonchester Bridge, turn left onto the A6088 and follow this for around 1.5km before a right turn back onto the B6357, which runs directly to Newcastleton.
Follow the A74(M) south to junction 21 (Kirkpatrick Fleming) and turn off onto the B6357. Keep on this road to Canonbie, and at Canonbie, turn left at the junction in the town centre to continue on the B6357 to Newcastleton for a further 16km.
Reivers Cycle Route (Whitehaven to Tynemouth)
Using the Reivers Cycle route, cyclists can travel from Carlisle or Kielder to Newcastleton. The 171 route avoids busy roads and brings you through some stunning scenery. For full details of the route go to www.reivers-guide.co.uk.
Cross Border Trail (Kielder to Newcastleton 30miles)
This cross country trail can be started from Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre in Kielder or from Dykecroft trail head at the Newcastleton 7stane mountain biking centre.
Buses run regularly between Hawick and Newcastleton and Carlisle and Newcastleton. Services provided by Telford’s Coaches. Please note there is no service on a Sunday and that bikes cannot be carried on this service. For bus journey planning in Scotland see www.travelinescotland.com or www.telfordscoaches.com. Use http://www.traveline.org.uk if coming from elsewhere in GB & NI.
For access to Newcastleton by train, Carlisle is the most convenient in terms of connections and services, although Gretna is closer.
There are regular services to Carlisle run by Virgin Trains and Northern Trains, and First Scotrail from Dumfries, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle Upon Tyne. Virgin also provides intercity services from elswhere in Britain. First Scotrail and Northern Trains run services to Gretna. For further information on rail travel in Scotland and throughout GB see www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Use the Traveline Scotland box below to plan a journey to Newcastlton using public transport in Scotland. You’ll need the postcode of where you’re starting from. See www.travelinescotland.com for other options or http://www.traveline.org.uk if coming from elsewhere in GB & NI.
Disclaimer: These are suggested routes only, using the most direct routes available.