Hoselaw Loch and Din Moss

Situated two miles north of Town Yetholm, Hoselaw Loch is a shallow, naturally nurtrient-rich loch. At the south-west end of the loch, the reserve also includes part of Din Moss, one of the largest and most intact areas of raised bog in the Scottish Borders. 

Common frog © Mike Read

Why visit?

  • Wildfowl
  • Chance of seeing otters
  • Raised peat bog

Best time to visit?

  • All year round

Visit for:

  • Peatlands
  • Birdwatching

Directions

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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