Biggar to Broughton Railway Line
Start location: Station Road, Biggar (NT 039 373)
End location: bridge over Biggar Water, Broughton (NT 112 360)
Path Type: Railway Track
Path distance: 7.8km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians, Suitable for Bikes, Suitable for horses
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This route follows the old railway track parallel to the Biggar Water on its S side, which is slightly elevated because of the flooding risk. There are signs of use by farm vehicles at the W end, but the route is now mainly a grass path. There are several metal gates along the route, secured by a bolt and spring, with extra long upright levers for ease of opening by riders on horseback. Nearing the E end the route passes to the S side of the Broughton Brewery complex, through old railway sidings, rather muddy. A better option, which is the most used, is to take the path to the left immediately before the last gate. This crosses the Biggar Water at a footbridge to link with the tarred brewery access road and then the A701.
OS Landranger 72 (Upper Clyde Valley)
The old trackbed of the Symington, Biggar & Broughton Railway. This section runs between the old Biggar and Broughton stations. The route is wide and well used with hard core in places from the old railway lines.
The Upper Tweed Railway Paths project aims to improve access to further stretches of the former railway line between Symington and Peebles: http://uppertweedrailwaypaths.org.uk/index.html