Tweedbank, Scotland, got its name from being on the bank of the River Tweed and is a large village in the Scottish Borders that is a destination for travelers including those who want to be close to the popular mountain bike trails of Innerleithen and Glentress. It is close to Leeds and Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The Tweedbank Family Nature Trail around the man-made pond, Gun Knowe Loch, was designed by local primary school children. There are wide paths, bench seats, and a play area for the children.
A variety of facilities are available at the Tweedbank Sports Centre. An athletics track is not only for the professional runner but also for someone who simply wants to run. Free weight equipment, a hammer cage, a long jump and a gym are also included, and personal training is available.
Be sure to see how the Borders Railway is progressing. This exciting project will be a new 30 miles of railway that is expected to be completed in 2015 and will create approximately 400 jobs during construction. There will be seven new stations added to the three existing ones. This will be the longest domestic railway constructed in over 100 years in the United Kingdom. This rail link will run every half hour from Tweedbank to the capital of Edinburgh and is expected to take less than an hour to make the trip.