Rating out of 5: 3
This route somehow has me a bit torn, for one it had some lovely views and especially the bit along the Teviot was very nice, on the other hand with some slight changes the route could have been way less wet underfoot, which would have made it a nicer experience all in all.
It offers great views over Hawick and shows you a side that you don’t expect when walking through the town. While walking it I at times wondered how you can feel so remote in parts of such a vibrant town attracting many a visitor, thinking that on more sunny days that might be different but still even when there were other people, there was a strong sense of the calm side of Hawick.
With the route being very steep in places especially towards the end, when it’s wet underfoot you should watch your step very carefully and if travelling with kids them as well, although it is this steepness in places that offers some of the greatest views on the route.
In my opinion the route deserves 3 out of 5 since there are just bits that should be somehow avoided or bypassed to make the experience a more pleasant one.