Bemersyde Moss

This reserve near the River Tweed is a long, narrow strip of marsh, willow scrub and open water that is home to large numbers of wintering wildfowl, including teal, shoveler, goldeneye and wigeon.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Breeding birds
  • Wintering wildfowl
  • Otters

Best time to visit?

  • Apr – Aug for breeding birds
  • Oct – Mar for wintering wildfowl
  • All year round for otters

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • mammals

Other information

A wheelchair accessible boardwalk leads to a bird hide where it is possible to spot otters.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

Take the B6404 from St. Boswells, cross the Tweed and take the second left turn, a minor road which leads to Maidenhall. Turn right (north) at the T-junction north of Maidenhall. Bemersyde Moss is 0.5 miles beyond the T-junction. Limited parking is available in the layby on the right hand side immediately after the sharp right turn.

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Getting onto the reserve

Across the road from the layby, a boardwalk accessible to wheelchairs leads to the bird viewing hide which overlooks the reserve.

Access restrictions

The viewing hide is a short distance from the layby along a boardwalk which is suitable for wheelchairs.

Nearest town
Melrose (8 mi / 12.9 km)
OS grid ref
NT614340
Landranger map
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BEMERSYDE MOSS

FURTHER READING

About Bemersyde Moss

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Gordon Moss

Local group
Central Borders

Links & downloads

Reserve leaflet

Reserve map

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