Wildlife in The Borders

The Scottish Borders is a perfect destination for birdwatching, walking and fishing.

Bowhill Country Park

Bowhill Country Park - Situated in the ancient Ettrick forest near Selkirk and home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Covers upland, moorland and water habitats. Woodland and lochside trails and Ranger led walks.

B&Bs near Bowhill Country Park – Mill House, near Kelso, Abbotshaw House, near Langholm

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Philiphaugh Estate

Philiphaugh Estate & Salmon Viewing Centre near Selkirk. Provides a fish-eye view of the river from the perspective of the Atlantic salmon. Live and archive underwater camera footage. Interactive displays. Best time to see salmon leaping is August to November. Restaurant, estate walks to spot badger, foxes, roe deer, bats weasels, owls and lots more.

B&Bs near Philiphaugh Estate – Mill House, near Kelso, Abbotshaw House, near Langholm

St Abbs Head

The spectacular coastline at St Abbs has been formed by the power of volcanoes and the force of the stormy seas. This has created a dramatic piece of coast which provides something interesting to see at all times of the year…nesting birds in early summer, wild flowers in high summer, butterflies in August and of course a stream of migrating birds from Autumn to Spring. The area is managed by the National Trust who provide guided walks from their Nature centre at Northfield Farm. Open all year.

B&Bs near St Abbs – Mill House, near Kelso

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