Hoselaw Loch and Din Moss

Hoselaw Loch is a shallow, naturally nutrient-rich loch. Towards the south west end of the loch is Din Moss, one of the largest and most intact areas of raised bog in the Scottish Borders. The loch is used by overwintering wildfowl, particularly pink-footed geese.

Cross-leaved heath (c) Laurie Campbell

Why visit?

  • Wildfowl
  • Otters
  • Raised peat bog

Best time to visit?

  • All year round for wildfowl

Visit for:

  • Peatlands
  • Birdwatching


Head south east on the B6352 from Kelso to Yetholm. Approximately 4 miles from Kelso, take the minor road on the left signed to Hoselaw. After another 2 miles, Hoselaw Loch will be visible on your right. There is no formal car parking on the reserve.

Getting onto the reserve

Apart from a farm track which runs along the northern edge of Hoselaw Loch, there are no other footpaths across this reserve.

Getting round this reserve

Apart from a rough farm track along the northern edge of Hoselaw Loch, there are no other footpaths on this reserve. The peaty, wet and uneven ground on Din Moss makes access difficult. As the reserve is surrounded by farmland, visitors must take care not to damage crops or disturb farm animals.


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