of Britain's most famous salmon spots lies close to the border between England
and Scotland. The River Tweed and its tributaries in and around Berwick Upon Tweed
are great places to watch these fish.
We're dipping into some top freshwater habitats - lakes,
lochs and rivers that you should explore this autumn.
- Freshwater areas are great for watching the spectacle
of Salmon leaping in the autumn.
Tweed - Visitor Guide
Tweed, Berwick upon Tweed, Borders, England.
Tweed Foundation - 01896 848271
of Tweed area and Ettrick Weir.|
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Paxton House (west of Berwick) - stately home with grounds and park.
Leaping Salmon - the
best time to see salmon jumping is after a dry period followed by heavy rain -
the fish wait for the best conditions. October and November are generally the
The best place is Ettrick Weir where there are cameras
and good viewing facilities for the public.
Bird watching - Grey
Herons, Grey Wagtails. Mute Swans.
Seals near mouth of River Tweed.
centre at Ettrick Weir on the River Tweed - live CCTV of underwater Salmon.
access varies according to location visited.
Tweedability 1 is a special
fishing boat for disabled anglers which had been designed by the Wheelyboat Trust,
the R.T.C. and the Tweed Foundation.
Berwick and the River Tweed
are located in the Scottish Borders. If travelling from the south take the A1
from Newcastle up to Berwick. If coming from the north, take the A1 from Edinburgh.
friendly path and access to Ettrick Weir visitor centre.
is located on the B6461 six miles west of Berwick.
Nearest rail station:
Berwick upon Tweed.
The visitor centre at Ettrick
Weir is open all year round, 9am-5pm.
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