Day 5: Lasswade to Morpeth
After yesterday’s downhill theme, it’s back to the big hills as we tackle the Scottish Borders and Northumberland National Park. Today is one of the longest days, and the hilliest day, and we climb to our highest point, at Carter Bar on the border itself. Like some of the previous days, there is a nice long glide down to the finish – the last 30km are downhill all the way.
BRT Time: 9h 13
Max Height: 418m (Carter Bar)
Off-road Sections: None
Accommodation: In Morpeth
Itinerary & Hills
- 0km: 0800 – Lasswade
- 1km: Lasswade – 50m in 0.5km (10%)
- 7km: Middleton – 130m in 7km (2%)
- 10km: 0840 – Temple
- 20km: 0920 – Falahill summit
- 54km: 1115 – Melrose
- 56km: Eildon: 70m in 1.5km (5%)
- 62km: Ancrum Moor: 50m in 2km (3%)
- 75km: 1230 – Jedburgh (Stop 2)
- 75km: 1300 – Jedburgh
- 82km: Edgerston – 150m in 7km (2%)
- 89km: Carter Bar – 150m in 3km (5%)
- 92km: 1410 – Carter Bar summit
- 121km: 1555 – Elsdon
- 122km: Elsdon – 110m in 2km (6%)
- 152km: 1715 – Morpeth
Regular trains from Edinburgh to Morpeth – 100% of the stage.
- Visit Scott’s View and Dryburgh Abbey, near Melrose. Extra 5km.
- Alternative approach to Carter Bar via Hawick, Selkirk and/or Bonchester Bridge
Average July Weather
Otterburn: Max 20°C. 45% chance of rain.