Walking & Wildlife in the Scottish Borders
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Walking & Wildlife in the Scottish Borders

There are basketfuls of walks & information waiting for you in each cottage!

A Selection of Border walks

Forestry Commission Walks

Sir Walter Scott’s Way

The Border Abbey’s Way

St Cuthbert’s Way

Walking Support – John Henderson

Have a look at Rose’s blog for personal, practical and picturesque pointers for walks, on both sides of the border! It is a valuable and developing resource for walkers

We are so close to the border – here is a selection of more walks in Northumberland

For guided walks in Northumberland, Patrick and Louise Norris have a wealth of experience in the landscape, wildlife and cultural history of the area

Nature at it’s best – on both sides of the border!

Close to our hearts – places you might see Red Squirrels in the Borders!

Interested in bird watching and grey seals – Andrew Douglas’ Serenity boat trips to The Farne Islands from Seahouses in Northumberland, are a must!

Or with Billy Shiels who’s family have been running boat trips to The Farne Islands since 1918!

Northumbrian Wildlife Tours offer unique and carefully planned guided bird and wildlife watching walks in Northumberland

Chain Bridge Honey Farm – a local gem – with lots of unexpected surprises!

The Border Mill is a mini-mill – a small scale alpaca fibre processing mill near Duns in The Borders. Perhaps not strictly a wildlife experience – and as yet only online! However I am sure there will be great Alpaca experiences to come from John and Juliet, watch this space !

Bird watching in the Borders – where to look!

The Sea Bird Centre – 5 Star Visitor Attraction overlooking the islands of the Firth of Forth.

Scuba diving from St Abbs Head and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve – in the world’s top five dive sites!

Philiphaugh Cauld – a great place to see salmon on web cams!

Discover the connection between the seasons, farming and food at The Barn at Beal.

The Borders Forest Trust – trees and trails

For wildlife from afar – what about a trip to Edinburgh Zoo to see the Giant Pandas!